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CHAVIS: Environmental Justice for People of Color in 2016

The Civil Rights Movement in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s identified a long list of issues and categories that broadly were considered to be the historical and contemporary evidence of systematic racial discrimination and injustice. As we prepare to weigh into the 2016 election year coming up fast, the critical importance of the issue of the environment for Black Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans and other people of color communities must be reasserted.