A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind

A "powerful and indispensable book" on the devastating consequences of environmental racism--and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities. Did you know... Middle-class African-American households with incomes between $50,000 and $60,000 live in neighborhoods that are more polluted than those of very poor white households with incomes less than $ A "powerful and indispensable book" on the devastating consequences of environmental racism--and what we can do t...

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Title:A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind
Author:Harriet A. Washington
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0316509434
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind Reviews

  • Lois
    Jul 27, 2019
    This was incredibly well researched and while the subject matter is weighty, the writing style is easily accessible. This is critical reading to understand the IMPACT of the IQ myth of the Black Community in the US and worldwide. First many of the original West African Black subjects...
  • Ben Babcock
    Jul 29, 2019
    The common reaction to people seeing what I was reading with A Terrible Thing to Waste was, ?Environmental racism? What?s that?? So I explained it to them, fairly succinctly I think, because it really isn?t that difficult of a concept. Indeed, when I mentioned that, historicall...
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    Jun 21, 2019
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  • Jake
    Jun 19, 2019
    The book begins with a scathing attack on scientific racism. This is the view that certain races are more intelligent than others based on their genetic makeup. Intellectuals like Charles Murray and Francis Crick have continued a long tradition (a tradition begun to justify slavery) of...
  • Trina
    Jun 24, 2019
    A Terrible Thing to Waste in an interesting, well researched book. There is a lot of scientific jargon in the books, so despite clearly attempting to make the information available to the masses, I'm not sure that they succeed. The book does a decent job of describing the problems, sh...
  • Cathy
    Jul 13, 2019
    The issue of environmental racism is one that many are sadly unaware of. There is a great deal of ignorance around the fact that where you live can have a significant impact on your potential for success. There is little discussion regarding how often decisions that can have a deleteri...
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    Sep 06, 2019
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    May 17, 2019
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    Aug 22, 2019
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  • Chasity
    Jul 29, 2019
    This is insane. I live in Anniston Alabama and while she states the legal side of the whole Monsanto situation and pcbs.. wherever she got her info on the nature of the city is very... VERY.. innacurate. My children play outside all the time. Our parks are just fine. I've NEVER seen an...
  • Bayley
    May 25, 2019
    Being a science communicator is hard. You have to be able to walk the incredibly fine line of not talking down to the people who are experts in the field while simultaneously trying to convey exactly the right amount to information to make the layman reader understand and not feel over...
  • Melissa Cheresnick
    Jul 08, 2019
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  • Danni Faith
    Jul 30, 2019
    This is the scariest book I have ever read. I called my friend and told him how scared I was. I also texted friends of mine to encourage them to read this book. The horrors discussed in this book induce fear and anxiety not because I was unaware of environmental racism, but because...
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    Aug 06, 2019
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    Aug 20, 2019
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    May 28, 2019
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    Sep 03, 2019
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    Aug 19, 2019
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  • David Wineberg
    May 14, 2019
    There is a (perhaps) lesser known aspect of American racism whereby people and institutions assume blacks are dumber than whites, that they are untrainable and don?t deserve as much pay for the same work as whites. Blacks don?t think clearly or fast enough, they don?t process or ...
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    Aug 12, 2019
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    Aug 29, 2019
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  • Corvus
    May 27, 2019
    Harriet Washington is known by many as the author of the harrowing and important "Medical Apartheid" in which she details a long history of medical and scientific abuse of Black individuals and communities. I consider this mandatory reading for any US American. "A Terrible Thing to Was...
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    Aug 20, 2019
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    Jul 24, 2019
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    Jul 02, 2019
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    Aug 17, 2019
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    Sep 10, 2019
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  • Marian P
    Jul 20, 2019
    Harriet Washington?s A Terrible Thing to Waste is a chock-full study of the impact of environmental racism on communities of color in the United States. Washington, a science writer and ethicist, has written prolifically including the acclaimed book Medical Apartheid. Like that book,...
  • Kelsey Grode
    Jul 16, 2019
    Excellent book on environmental racism in America and the effects felt by people both directly and indirectly. Her information about how environmental racism impacts IQ was fascinating and easy to understand. I figured the topic of lead would come up, as well as the situation in Flint,...
  • Tori Drake
    Jun 23, 2019
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