First Slavery, Then a Chemical Plant and Cancer Deaths: One Town's Brutal History

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July 24, 2019 - 11:59am

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This Guardian article by Jamiles Lartey explores the history pervasive racial and environmental inequality in Saint John the Baptist parish, from slavery to the modern day. It Highlights Belle Pointe Plantation, which became a Du Pont refinery.

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Jamiles Lartey, "First Slavery, Then a Chemical Plant and Cancer Deaths: One Town's Brutal History", contributed by Jason Ludwig, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 24 July 2019, accessed 18 May 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/first-slavery-then-chemical-plant-and-cancer-deaths-one-towns-brutal-history