What Is Environmental Racism? - Definition & Ethics


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Environmental racism refers to:

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Which of the following is likely to be affected by environmental racism?

I. A rich, predominantly white community

II. A poor, predominantly white community

III. A poor, predominantly black community

2. Predominantly African American communities are more likely to live next to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Explore both the quiz and worksheet to figure out how familiar you are with environmental racism. Some topics you need to know about for the quiz include the effects of this type of racism and what it refers to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Have a look at these materials, checking your knowledge of:

  • What African American communities are more likely to live near
  • What environmental racism can lead to
  • The meaning of environmental racism
  • The people affected by this form of racism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on environmental racism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the effects of this type of racism and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the definition of environmental racism and who it typically affects

Additional Learning

Go through the accompanying lesson called What Is Environmental Racism? - Definition & Ethics to examine more about this type of racism. Some other topics you can look at are:

  • How environmental racism occurs
  • Ethical dilemmas related to environmental racism
  • Examples of environmental racism