Environmental Justice Movement Research Paper

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The origin of the American environmental justice movement can be known as the emergence of the American Civil Rights movement in 1960 and the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although there is a relationship between environmentalism and environmental justice, there is a significant difference between them. Environmentalism is a concern for humanity 's adverse impact on the environment. The environmental justice movement differs from those of the environmentalist movement in that, at the heart of environmental injustice, there are issues of racism and socio-economic injustice. The first part of this research paper examines closely the concise definition and the history of environmental injustice, and the second part of this research paper focuses
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