(noun) A type of racism perpetrated by the disproportionate location of environmental hazards near economically and socially disadvantaged areas.
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- Environmental sociology studies environmental racism.
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How to Cite the Definition of Environmental Racism
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “environmental racism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 19, 2018 (http://sociologydictionary.org/environmental-racism/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
environmental racism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/environmental-racism/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “environmental racism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 19, 2018. http://sociologydictionary.org/environmental-racism/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“environmental racism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://sociologydictionary.org/environmental-racism/>.