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Environmental justice and environmental racism

This is a topic-guide for environmental justice and environmental racism. Inside it you will find brief introductions to the topic, helpful videos, suggested readings, and links to Iowa State University Library resources.

Access to land and resources

Who can access - physically, legally, and ethically - the land and it's natural resources is a long standing environmental justice issue often caused by cultural conflict and exploitation. Example conflicts and injustices involving access to land and natural resources include:

  • Uses: recreation, conservation, production, cultural heritage, hunting, etc.
  • Access barriers: gender, race and ethnicity, costs, "ownership", and distribution.

Suggested resources

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