Secondary Source Report – AM

  1. Gabriela Dory, et al, (2007), A phenomenal understanding of residents’ emotional distress of living in an environmental justice community, Taylor and Francis Group

This source is an online journal article that describes the emotional toll the people in the Ironbound in Newark, NJ experience. In my project, I will discuss how the Ironbound’s residents have been ignored throughout history despite their various protests and movements against the corporations in the city. This will help describe the history of what these residents have been feeling and what actions they have taken to improve their own quality of life as well as their health.

  1. Susan Anderson (2000), The School That Wasn’t: Politics and Pollution in LA, The Nation

This source is a magazine article that analyzes a specific school in Los Angeles that was nearly built on a toxic site, but the project was later abandoned. This source will help in my research project because it is similar to the site I have chosen, which is also a toxic school site. The article mentions that not only was the school site toxic, but the neighborhood had high emissions of contaminants which led to unhealthy standards of living for its residents. This would be useful in my research because I will touch upon other various locations in the Ironbound that are also heavily exposed to contaminants and how the health and safety of children will be compromised when the places they frequent are toxic sites.

  1. Pedro A. Noguera and Lauren Wells (2011), The Politics of School Reform: A Broader and Bolder Approach for Newark, Berkeley Review of Education.

This source is a journal article that explains the inequity in school reform in the city of Newark and the impact these low income neighborhoods have on school reform. This would help my research because it will help both me and the reader understand why places that children are exposed to such as schools are allowed to be built on toxic sites knowing the damages they can cause. It will also help inquire if social, race, class, and wealth factors contribute to these decisions.

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