A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

by Washington, Harriet A. (Author)

ISBN: 9780316509442

A powerful and indispensable look at the devastating consequences of environmental racism (Gerald Markowitz) and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities -- featuring a new preface on COVID-19 risk factors. 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 -- 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.

Adult | Fall 20 Catalogue

Format: Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Little, Brown Spark, August 2020

Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.5 W × 1.2 H

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