38 Envtl. L. 371 (2008)
Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty: Why Race Still Matters after all of These Years

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TOXIC WASTES AND RACE AT TWENTY: WHY RACE STILL
MATERS AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS
BY
ROBERT D. BULLARD,* PAUL MOHAI,** ROBIN SAHA,***
AND BEVERLY WRIGHT****
In 1987 the United Church of Christ's (UCC) Commission for
Racial Justice publ'shed its landmark report Toxic Wastes and Race in
the   United   States.   The   report   documented     disproportionate
environmental burdens facing people of color and low-income
communities across the country. The report sparked a national
grassroots environmental justice movement and sigdficant academic
and governmental attention. In 2007, the UCC commissioned leading
environmental justice scholars for a new report, Toxic Wastes and
Race at Twenty: Grassroots Struggles to Dismantle Environmental
Racism in the United States. In addtion to commemorating and
updating the 1987 report, the new report takes stock of progress
achieved over the last twenty years.
* Robert D. Bullard directs the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta
University. His most recent book is entitled GROWING SMARTER: ACIuEVING LIVABLE
COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND REGIONAL EQUITY (2007).
** Paul Mohai is a Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been a major contributor to the growing body of
quantitative research examining disproportionate environmental burdens in low-income and
people of color communities.
*** Robin Saha is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of
Montana and affiliated faculty with its School of Public and Community Health Sciences. He is
among the leading scholars conducting quantitative studies of environmental inequality using
Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
**** Beverly Wright directs the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard
University. She is one of the nation's leading environmental justice scholars and is a Hurricane
Katrina survivor.

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