Journal of African American Studies

, Volume 8, Issue 1–2, pp 126–141

Cities in the new millennium: Environmental justice, the spatialization of race, and combating anti-urbanism

  • Michael Bennett


The end of the twentieth century saw the collapse of a coherent urban policy in the United States and the rise of environmental racism. This paper examines the spatialization of race. Its framework is grounded in the environmental justice movement that combines the best of the 1960s War on Poverty with 1990s ecological activism to shape a new vision for Black America.


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© Transaction Publishers 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Bennett
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  1. 1.Long Island University-BrooklynUSA

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