College of Humanities

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Nativism, Environmental Privilege, and the Construction of Immigration as an Ecological Threat

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Nativism, Environmental Privilege, and the Construction of Immigration as an Environmental Threat

Scholars working in the field of environmental justice studies have presented evidence that poor, working class indigenous, and people of color communities face greater threats from pollution and industrial hazards than other groups. While these studies reveal the hardships and crimes associated with environmental inequality, fewer studies consider the flipside of that reality: environmental privilege. Read more

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