Confronting Environmental Racism

A paper discussing the promotion of awareness of social problems through research methods.

Identifying social problems and determining methods to reduce or eliminate their impact is the goal of the social researcher. Environmental racism is a social problem that involves complex issues of class, race and environmentalism and can be investigated through various research methods. Predominately, qualitative (statistical) analysis and quantitative (accounting) analysis are used as the research methods of choice. To reach the largest audience, a combination of both qualitative and quantitative research methods is recommended.