Richmond Shoreline Festival

November 4, 2007

By Nicholas Kusnetz


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Topics of Interest – Environment

September 15, 2007

The city of Richmond has a long history of playing host to an array of industrial manufacturing companies, from the Standard Oil Company and Santa Fe Railroad in the 1900s, to the more recent AstraZeneca and Chevron Refinery. The wake of any industrial boom is tainted by environmental controversy, but in Richmond the inequities of environmental burden are especially pronounced due to the geographic segregation of racial groups within the city’s boundaries. According to the 2000 census, north and south Richmond are predominantly black, Point Richmond and the eastern hills are predominantly white, and central Richmond is predominantly Hispanic or Latino.

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