Angeles Chapter Environmental Social Justice (ESJ) Book Club
Toxic Communities Recap and What’s Ahead!
- The environmental social justice movement has grown and is more inclusive (of issues and people).
- Toxic exposure is often communicated to communities of color until long after the fact. Validates the dynamic of Power & Health. That power structures, socioeconomics and race have an impact on public health.
- Existence of internal colonialism and why Native Americans stay on their reservations despite living close to hazardous waste sites.
- How the perception of BIPOC housing as “slums'' led to the displacement of communities of color- ex. Manhattan beach and Santa Monica.