"To accept that we live under the same sky is to reject the dominant U.S. approach to environmental risk, which has been to shunt off the pollution by-products of industry into what's known as 'sacrifice zones.' For nearly fifty years, grassroots activists living in these 'sacrifice zones' - Richmond, California; Ocala, Florida; South Bronx, New York; Youngstown, Ohio, and many more - have been proving how racism shapes environmental policy."
- McGhee, from The Sum of Us, p. 203
Use the links below to find articles from different publication types.
These background or overview articles are useful for defining and understanding the history and key concepts of a topic. They come from subject-specific books and reports and aim to help you understand the basics. Find more articles like these in the databases Gale Ebooks, Opposing Viewpoints, or CQ Researcher.
These kinds of articles are from mainstream publications like the "Washington Post," "The Atlantic," or other publications aimed at the general public., as well as a wide variety of websites, both commercial, educational, and governmental. Find more sources like this in Academic Search Complete, ProQuest Combined, or Science In Context.
Scholarly journal articles are written by scholars/experts/researchers for others in their field with the aim of sharing, reviewing, and building new information. These publications can give us insight into the ways that environmental justice topics are being studied at a research-based, academic levels. Find more articles like these in ProQuest Combined, Agricola, OR Global Issues in Context.
There are some DVDs you can check out from the library on environmental topics as well. The links here, however, are largely for online videos as there are so many great organizations with content. Streaming education films can also be searched in the database Films on Demand, linked in the "Digging Deeper in Your Research" tab of this guide, or from the library's homepage.
McGhee, H. C. (2021). The sum of us: What racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together. Random House Publishing Group. (also linked in the box above)