Race and class are extremely reliable indicators as to where one might find the good stuff, like parks and trees, and where one might find the bad stuff, like power plants and waste facilities.

Majora Carter

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Source: "Greening the Ghetto." TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter is from Carter's 2006 TED Talk on her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx. The quote means that white, upper-class neighborhoods are commonly awarded with resources such as community parks, while city planners tend to put polluting facilities such as landfills in low-income neighborhoods where people of color live. Watch the full TED Talk here: Majora Carter - Greening the Ghetto