The United States is a diverse country, racially and ethnically. Six races are recognized: White, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and people of two or more races; a race called "Some other race" is also used in the census and other surveys, but is not official. Americans are also classified as "Hispanic or Latino" and "Not Hispanic or Latino", which identifies Hispanic and Latino Americans as a racially diverse ethnicity that composes the largest minority group in the nation
OK so now that we know how many different kinds of races and ethinicities there are lets take a look on how the could possibly effect the environment some may say that different ethnic groups have different habits that may contribute negatively or positively to the environment. The article i focused on said that race coincides with poverty levels thus effect the environment with things such as pollution, the placement of communities and how they effect the environment, etc. The environment is greatly impacted by the amount of pollution that is caused in lower class housing and communities. Also many factories and city areas have most of the lower income families thus producing more pollution negatively impacting the environment. Lastly lower income families and communities tend to focus less on the safety and cleanliness of their environment.
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- ^ http://www.modbee.com/2010/06/19/1217781/groups-file-landfill-complaints.html