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A terrible thing to waste : environmental racism and its assault on the American mind

Author: Harriet A Washington
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From injuries caused by lead poisoning to the devastating effects of atmospheric pollution, infectious disease, and industrial waste, Americans of color are harmed by environmental hazards in staggeringly disproportionate numbers. This systemic onslaught of toxic exposure and institutional negligence causes irreparable physical harm to millions of people across the country--cutting lives tragically short and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet A Washington
ISBN: 0316509434 9780316509435
OCLC Number: 1107797584
Description: 360 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: IQ matters --
Part I: Color-coded intelligence? The prism of race : how politics shroud the truth about our nation's IQ --
Part II: The brain thieves. The lead age : heavy metals, low IQs --
Poisoned world : the racial gradient of environmental neurotoxins --
Prenatal policies : protecting the developing brain --
Bugs in the system : how microbes sap U.S. intelligence --
Part III: Mission possible : how to bolster the nation's IQ. Taking the cure : what can you do, now? --
A wonderful thing to save : how communities can unite to preserve brainpower --
Glossary --
List of known chemical brain drainers.
Responsibility: Harriet A. Washington.

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A powerful indictment of the notion of hereditary intelligence, A Terrible Thing to Waste shows how environmental racism drives the black-white IQ gap and explains what can be done to remedy its  Read more...

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