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Environmental racism in the United States

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This event is part of the British Academy's season on Sustainable Futures

Environmental racism is on the rise in the United States, with minority and impoverished communities much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air. In this event, Lucy Bond and Jessica Rapson will draw on their recent research to highlight how the tourist and heritage industry in the American Gulf States (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) is helping to conceal environmental racism as well as being complicit in the air and water pollution crisis that is blighting predominantly African American neighbourhoods.

Speakers:
Dr Lucy Bond
, Principal Lecturer in English, University of Westminster
Dr Jessica Rapson
, Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries, King's College London

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