From “Unnatural Spaces is here” by Coya Paz
“…when I think about ‘the environment,’ I think about the relationship between toxic metal syndrome and violence in Chicago. I think about the relationship between lead poisoning and school test scores. I think about the relationship between food additives, poverty, and lowered life expectancy. I think about the way that our culture produces not only disposable products, but disposable people – large chunks of the population who are consistently on the front lines of toxic waste.”
Questions for Consideration
Why do our environmental choices matter? What is the connection between our environment and our quality of life in terms of health, education and safety in our communities? How does a society that produces an overwhelming amount of disposable products also contribute to the sense that people are disposable too?
Want to learn more?
- Probing into Environmental Racism
- Review: Unnatural Spaces by Coya Paz
- You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One
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