Scholars believe that a combination of a lack of awareness and a relative lack of political and economic influence makes minority communities frequent targets for environmentally hazardous activities. The Black Institute supports and embraces the fair treatment of Black people and all people in all facets of life, therefore we embrace the concept of Environmental Justice. Environmental Justice stands for the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws.
- Fair treatment from an environmental perspective entails getting involved and letting your voice be heard.
- Building communities is essential to commanding the changes required to live in environmentally safe and secure neighborhoods.