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Invisible Women Melting: How African American Women in Atlanta, GA Are Negatively Affected by Climate Change

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Climate Change is an issue that is dramatically affecting the world as we know it but even more specifically, the Pan-African World. Both Africans on the continent and African descendants throughout the Diaspora have already begun to unjustly reap the negative backlashes of climate change; which has been mainly caused by the greenhouse gas emissions of industrially advanced and or developed nations. Climate change is often presented as an issue that predominantly affects the African continent. However, the ways in which climate change affects the lives of African descendants around the world, specifically African descended women, go unaddressed.

Those with low socio-economic statuses will be mostly affected by Climate Change (CDC 2007). Low economic status is often predetermined in the lives African American women because of racial marginalization, gender inequalities, and the low socio-economic statuses within their family backgrounds. Thus, those with increased burdens undoubtedly include many African American women. In the mist of Climate Change and the need for Climate Justice, African American women in Atlanta, GA struggle against rising costs of living, including rising food prices, medical bills, and child care. Still, African Americans emit lower amounts of CO2 emissions than other races in the U.S (CBCF 2004). These issues have not been studied in-depth by those in the field of Pan-Africanism and Black Studies. A more holistic perspective is needed. This is why I seek to highlight the ways in which African American women, specifically in Atlanta, GA, are affected by climate change.
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Name: 33rd Annual National Council for Black Studies
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Mitchell, Jessica. "Invisible Women Melting: How African American Women in Atlanta, GA Are Negatively Affected by Climate Change" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 33rd Annual National Council for Black Studies, Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown, Atlanta, GA, Mar 19, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p305446_index.html>

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Mitchell, J. A. , 2009-03-19 "Invisible Women Melting: How African American Women in Atlanta, GA Are Negatively Affected by Climate Change" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 33rd Annual National Council for Black Studies, Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown, Atlanta, GA <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p305446_index.html

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Abstract: Climate Change is an issue that is dramatically affecting the world as we know it but even more specifically, the Pan-African World. Both Africans on the continent and African descendants throughout the Diaspora have already begun to unjustly reap the negative backlashes of climate change; which has been mainly caused by the greenhouse gas emissions of industrially advanced and or developed nations. Climate change is often presented as an issue that predominantly affects the African continent. However, the ways in which climate change affects the lives of African descendants around the world, specifically African descended women, go unaddressed.

Those with low socio-economic statuses will be mostly affected by Climate Change (CDC 2007). Low economic status is often predetermined in the lives African American women because of racial marginalization, gender inequalities, and the low socio-economic statuses within their family backgrounds. Thus, those with increased burdens undoubtedly include many African American women. In the mist of Climate Change and the need for Climate Justice, African American women in Atlanta, GA struggle against rising costs of living, including rising food prices, medical bills, and child care. Still, African Americans emit lower amounts of CO2 emissions than other races in the U.S (CBCF 2004). These issues have not been studied in-depth by those in the field of Pan-Africanism and Black Studies. A more holistic perspective is needed. This is why I seek to highlight the ways in which African American women, specifically in Atlanta, GA, are affected by climate change.


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