A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind¬†¬†(Hardcover)
by Harriet A. Washington
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A "powerful and indispensable" (Gerald Markowitz) look at the devastating consequences of environmental racism ‚Äî and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities.
Did you know...
Middle-class African American households with incomes between $50,000 and $60,000 live in neighborhoods that are more polluted than those of very poor white households with incomes below $10,000.
When swallowed, a lead-paint chip no larger than a fingernail can send a toddler into a coma ‚Äî one-tenth of that amount will lower his IQ.
Nearly two of every five African American homes in Baltimore are plagued by lead-based paint. Almost all of the 37,500 Baltimore children who suffered lead poisoning between 2003 and 2015 were African American.