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How are the burdens of pollution, waste disposal, and resource extraction distributed equally distributed among racial, ethnic, and class in America?

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Briefly, the burdens of these things (pollution, waste disposal and resource extraction) are not equally distributed in the U.S. The U.S. has a long history of placing toxic factories and dumping waste (or placing waste treatment plants, landfills, etc) in areas that are heavily populated by poor people and often these people are non-white. The heart of this question is about power and controlling resources - who has access to resources and people in power versus people who are poor or otherwise disenfranchised.

For example, not only did we displace native peoples but the vast majority of the reservations are on land that is difficult to live off of (or impossible to farm) and to make thins worse, there is a long history of ...

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The solution provides insight and advise on the topic of social problems distribution (see above) among racial, ethnic, and class in America.