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Environmental Racism

In this study, questions are presented that can be utilized for when conducting an interview with someone from a non-profit organization.

Question 1: Can you define environmental racism? What are the major features of environmental racism?

Question 2: Do you believe that environmental racism exists today, and if it does, to what extent? Could you provide examples?

Question 3: Determine the role of certain organizations which are non-profit in helping to reveal the extent and impact of environmental racism of relevant communities present within a given society. Do you know of any specific organizations which help to reduce the impact of environmental racism?

Question 4: Being a member of a non-profit organization, could you use your expertise to explain how environmental racism is identified in the world? Can you be quantitative with your answer?

Question 5: Who is to blame, and who holds responsibility, for the inception and rise of environmental racism. What procedures would you recommend to help identify the benefactors of environmental racism?

Question 6: Who are the primary victims of environmental racism, and what methods would you employ to help them?

Question 7: Being a member of a non-profit organization, are you willing to go against the laws of your nation in the interests of reducing the impact of environmental racism? What do you think would be the reaction of authorities in regards to your actions?

Question 8: What stance does your organization take in regards to environmental racism? Do you employ any special educational programs to help raise awareness of the issue and to reduce its impact?

Question 9: Do you think that environmental racism leads to risks for minorities due to associated environmental problem?. Can you remember any industrial projects that were unsustainable and produced pollution, which in turn affected minorities in the area, and what is the reaction of you and your organization in responce to such projects?

Question 10: The 1987 environmental racism report by the Christ Commission for Racial Justice outlines many issues. Could you discuss the main findings in this report, and their relevance to your stance and your organization?

Question 11: Use environmental racism to help discuss and analyze the disadvantages that minorities face in light of it. When it comes to environmental crimes, why do you think there is discrimination between whites and minorities when it comes to dealing with such crimes?

Question 12: Do you believe that the underlying causes of environmental racism are based on race and economic and social status?

Question 13: Do you agree that environmental racism is in some part the result of biased and libellous scientific enquiry? Would you be able to give reasons?

Question 14: Describe the role that policy creators have in supporting and promoting environmental racism. Based on your position within a non-profit organization, what is your stance to the decisions of such policy makers?

Question 15: Are you able to give a relevant case study which highlights your views pertaining to the many issues of environmental racism? Why have you chosen this case study?

Question 16: Do you agree with the stance that proposals put forward by blacks were not accepted because of racism? Do you have any justifications for your opinion?

Question 17: For the cases of industrial projects and action taken by communities of minorities, do you think there is a reason why the assessors only used outdated primary evidence to judge the impact that the projects would have on the population? Do you think such flaws in assessment are deliberate or not?

Question 18: What do you think is the impact of subjective industrial assessment on minority industries?

Question 19: There is an argument which states that whites paid half as much in fines as minorities in cases of environmental pollution. Do you accept this argument, and what reasons do you have for your answer?

Question 20: Do you think it would be possible to use legislation to reduce environmental racism? While policy always helps to address any form of discrimination, why reasons are there for policy makers to avoid the issue of environmental racism?