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Tuesday, April 24 • 10:35am - 10:55am
Environmental Racism in the South: How Newspapers Have Changed the Narrative

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This study explores the origins of the terms environmental justice and environmental racism in newspaper coverage in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal from the years 1980 and 2017 as defined by Dr. Robert J. Bullard in his books Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the Grassroots, Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of Color, and Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality. By exploring the origins of the terms in newspaper coverage, this study will also provide understanding on related issues such as employment, housing, healthcare, food, and education. Through contrast and comparison of articles, the study seeks to provide a deeper understanding on environmental justice and environmental racism and how coverage has changed. In addition to a review of the literature, qualitative research was collected through interviews with local activists who directly work with the issues.

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Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:35am - 10:55am
316 Karpen Hall