HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
African Americans concern about the environment equal to or greater that of whites

whites).

-- African Americans are as likely as white Americans to belong to environmental groups. According to a 1993 national survey, ten percent of African Americans and whites belonged to an environmental group. In 2000, nine percent of whites and eight percent of African Americans belonged to an environmental group. However, rather than joining traditional environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club or the World Wildlife Fund, African Americans frequently form their own groups and mobilize on a grassroots level.

-- African Americans express significantly greater concern than whites about their local environment. According to Mohai, this correlates with the poorer environmental quality found in African American neighborhoods. Neighborhood environmental problems, such as high noise levels, abandoned houses, trash, litter, rats, roaches, or other pests were cited as among the most important environmental problems facing the country by 26 percent of African Americans surveyed, compared to only 3 percent of whites.

--African Americans in Congress have been among the strongest and most consistent supporters of environmental protection legislation over the past two decades. Average pro-environmental voting scores for African American members in the House of Representatives have ranged from about 75 percent to 85 percent, while for other House Democrats and for House Republicans average scores have ranged from about 60 percent to 80 percent and 20 percent to 40 percent, respectively.

"Environmental issues are not 'luxury' issues to African Americans," says Mohai. "Survey results such as these demonstrate that environmental quality issues are a priority on many different levels."


'"/>

Contact: Lara Magouirk
laram@umich.edu
734-615-0270
University of Michigan
29-May-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Visiting African scientists collaborate with MBL scientists on infectious diseases
2. Genetic mutation linked to more aggressive breast cancer found more often in African-Americans
3. More aggressive breast cancer tumors found in African American women
4. Colorectal cancer rates in African Americans equal with insurance parity
5. East African artifacts support evolution of symbolic thinking in Middle Stone Age
6. Whites, African-Americans better rate medical care experiences when seeing same-race physicians
7. Team approach works better to reduce blood pressure in African-American men
8. Does a new hypothesis help explain higher levels of hypertension among African-Americans?
9. African American teen mothers have greater risk for low birth weight and premature babies
10. Lake ecosystem critical to East African food supply is threatened by climate change
11. Depression in African-American men may be barrier to high blood pressure control

Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/19/2014)... access in India over the last 30 years ... emissions growth during that time, according to a ... Climate Change ., "Energy access is fundamental to ... life, including education, communication, and health," says IIASA ... While increased energy access is widely agreed to ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... patients referred for evaluation of suspected genetic conditions, ... 25 percent, including detection of a number of ... disease, according to a study appearing in ... coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics ... or coding regions of thousands of genes simultaneously ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... – Accurate knowledge regarding Ebola is critical and pertinent ... of hazardous global outbreak and epidemic. The Journal, ... a special issue, Ebola Virus and Public Health, to ... knowledge in this critical societal moment. , On ... Ebola for Clinicians . The primer was prepared by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Improved electricity access has little impact on climate change 2Whole-exome sequencing shows potential as diagnostic tool 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Involution ... the release of a new infographic, Understanding Ebola ... create a beautifully designed, easy to follow informative tool ... areas of outbreak, symptoms and prevention. , "As the ... that the 2014 Ebola outbreak represents not only a ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... the expansion of its cardiovascular pharmacogenetics menu, which ... improved patient outcomes. With PCLS’s evidence-based results, ... individual needs and optimize their therapy, while minimizing ... , In the U.S., according to the FDA ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) – According ... worldwide are living with diabetes, with  that number expected ... global market for diabetes treatments is approximately $500 billion.  ... died from pancreatic cancer.  Pancreatic cancer is the fourth ... the United States , and according ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... YORK , Oct. 20, 2014 ... their experimental ZMapp™ antibody therapeutic to fight the ... how difficult and time-consuming the production of pharmaceuticals ... market research publisher said that while some may ... of this compound, those with industry knowledge are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Involution Studios' Ebola Infographic Provides Key Disease Information and Statistics at a Glance 2PCLS Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetic Testing Menu 2PCLS Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetic Testing Menu 3Nuvilex Brief Analyst Report: Thinking Outside the Box by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production 2Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production 3
Cached News: