A History of Environmental Racism in the United States, by Carl Zimring, environmental historian and professor of sustainability studies at Pratt institute. Environmental racism is an age-old theme of equating cleanliness with whiteness – including working in professions that clean – clothes, streets, sewers, and more. As well as cleanliness in living areas. CLEAN AND WHITE outlines how social, economic, media – from news to advertising, political and cultural practices have enforced, literally propagandistically, that notion. In a sense, not allowing cleanliness to define any race other than white. A University Press Audiobooks release.