Rethinking Environmental Racism: White Privilege and Urban Development in Southern California

Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 90(1): 12-40, 2000

By: Association of American Geographers
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This article challenges the environmental racism literature for its lack of engagement with the concept of racism. It looks at Los Angeles to explore the spatial relationship between industrial cores and residential suburbs as an example of white privilege. It pushes scholars to see racism not as the result of malicious, individual acts, but as a structural reality that manifests spatially.