Choose at least two of the following scholarly journal articles.


Provide the following for each article:

Give a summary of at least two important points raised or facts presented for each page of the article.

Answer the following questions:

· What is the conclusion or central point of the article?

· Did the author back up his or her conclusion to make it plausible? Do you agree with the conclusion?

· Did the author demonstrate a bias? If so, do you think the bias is warranted?


· Has the article and conclusion raised other issues for you? Explain.


Format –

You reviews should be:

2+ pages each

New Times Roman 12 Point Font

Double Spaced.


All of the following articles are from the JSTOR Database which can be accessed through the ELAC Library Web Page

At the search prompt type in one or two words from the title and the author’s last name. The article you want should come right up.


I highly suggest that you read the abstracts (i.e. summary) of each article before you choose.

Race, Hurricane Katrina, and Government Satisfaction: Examining the Role of Race in Assessing Blame

Richard Forgette, Marvin King, Bryan Dettrey

Publius, Vol. 38, No. 4, Attribution of Governmental Blame in Times of Disaster (Fall, 2008), pp. 671-691

A Socio-Historical Interpretation of Toxic Waste Sites: The Case of Greater Boston

Eric J. Krieg The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 54, No. 1 (Jan., 1995), pp. 1-14

Environmental Injustice: Is Race or Income a Better Predictor?

Liam Downey

Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 79, No. 4 (December 1998), pp. 766-778

The Concept of Race and Health Status in America

David R. Williams, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Rueben C. Warren

Public Health Reports (1974-), Vol. 109, No. 1 (Jan. – Feb., 1994), pp. 26-41

Racial formation, environmental racism, and the emergence of Silicon Valley


Ethnicities, Vol. 4, No. 3, SPECIAL ISSUE: MAPPING COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF RACIALIZATION IN THE US (September 2004), pp. 403-424

Rethinking Environmental Racism: White Privilege and Urban Development in Southern California

Laura Pulido

Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 90, No. 1 (Mar., 2000), pp. 12-40

Environmental Inequality and the Urbanization of West Coast Watersheds

Sarah S. Elkind

Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 75, No. 1 (February 2006), pp. 53-61


Dealing in Toxins on the Wrong Side of the Tracks: Lessons from a Hazardous Waste Controversy in Phoenix

Diane Sicotte

Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 89, No. 5, Special Issue on the Environment (December 2008), pp. 1136-1152

Cities in the New Millennium: Environmental Justice, the Spatialization of Race, and Combating Anti-Urbanism

Michael Bennett

Journal of African American Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1/2 (June 2004), pp. 126-141