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Conclusion

TOURING THE WHITNEY PLANTATION MUSEUM

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EiJ Key Concepts

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Environmental Injustice

a compound effect of data, economic, health, intergenerational, media, procedural and reproductive injustice

Data Divergence

“Data divergence” describes different ways of characterizing a problem…   Quiz/exam question: 

 

In Louisiana’s Cancer Alley, petrochemical company representative say that there is no connection between their operations and high rates of COVID-19 in the region.  Scientists and activists say that there is a connection. This is an example of 

  • data divergence

  • historical disadvantage

  • the precautionary principle

Historically Disadvantaged Populations & Communities

UN 1948 on historically disadvantaged communities

CA on disadvantage communities

Quiz/exam question: 

Historical disadvantage results from 

  • results from the lingering effects of past discrimination

  • helps explains exceptionally high COVID-19 rates in black, Latinx and indigieous communities in the United States

  • helps explain low educational levels and political disempowerment in many communities of color

 

Example red-lining:  

https://www.brookings.edu/research/americas-formerly-redlines-areas-changed-so-must-solutions

https://greenlining.org/our-work/environmental-equity/cap-and-trade/

Exhibition Team

Research: Kim Fortun and Tim Schütz

Digital Design: Tim Schütz

Editorial support: Scott Gabriel Knowles, Jason Ludwig, Prerna Srigyan, James Adams, Maggie Woodruff and Kaitlyn Rabach

Illustrations: Kora Fortun

Interviewees

Ashley Rogers, Executive Director, Whitney Plantation Museum

Joy Banner, Communications and Marketing Director, Whitney Plantation Museum

CITE AS

Kim Fortun, Tim Schütz, Ashley Rogers, Joy Banner and Scott G. Knowles. 2020. Sugar Plantations, Chemical Plants, COVID-19. Disaster STS Research Network.