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Please write a research paper on how people of color are more likely to be adversely impacted by environmental risks. In particular, research about specific toxic waste dump cases that have caused harm to colored neighborhoods. Please tie it back to white privilege, how they are more likely to be able to afford to live in more desireable neighborhoods.
Please read through the attached articles and try to incorporate them into the paper. Also, please read the professor’s instructions on the paper.
Here is the instruction from the professor:
For your final paper, you will write a 10-page paper that presents your understanding of urban
and environmental problems and solutions.
The purpose of your paper is to provide a comprehensive description of your chosen topic.
Provide a concise summary of the specific problem(s) of an urban/environmental problem that
you seek to address, the root causes of the problem(s) (an analysis of the problem), and a
discussion of the strengths and challenges of creating solutions and change through:
1) policy change and
2) organizing and social movements.
As you write our paper, discuss your arguments clearly and provide references from at least two
of the readings presented in class, and at least six in total.
Include the following:
1. A well-constructed introduction with a clearly articulated thesis statement that introduces
the problem and asserts your overarching argument. You can also include a sentence
about the roadmap of your paper, e.g. a sentence that describes how you will present
your paper, e.g. I will first discuss x, then y etc., but note that the roadmap is not
2. A concise summary of the specific aspects of the problem(s) you are trying to address.
For example, what is/are the key problem(s) created by your selected topic? State your
understanding of the problem(s) and their root causes.
When thinking about the root cause(s) think about the systems that we have discussed in
class: racism, patriarchy, capitalism, politics, political economy, inequality, the complexity of
the problem and potential solutions, etc. and how they contribute to the topic you choose
(i.e. housing, transportation, climate change, goods movement, etc.) For example, how
do systems of race, class, gender, and power relate to your chosen topic/system as well as
3. A detailed discussion of strategies to address this issue, and how such strategies are
successful and where they may fail.
4. A clear conclusion (based on clear arguments and examples) about the stated problems
Successful papers will use evidence and argument rather than rhetoric to show, not tell, your
position in order to make your case. In other words, you want to include data, evidence, and
examples, to make your case. Draw on references from class readings and materials. Do not cite
lecture notes directly. Since your papers are not to exceed 10 pages, you will want to be concise
Per the syllabus, this paper is worth 35% of your semester grade for this class.
Page Length and Formatting:
10 pages, 12-point font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced, as a PDF submission Please include
page numbers. Be sure to use citations and include a list of sources cited. This paper is a formal
paper and should include sound evidence published in books, academic or policy journal articles,
government agency reports, non-profit or foundation reports, but not sources like blogs, twitter,