Watch the video on environmental injustice https://mediaplayer.pearsoncmg.com/assets/_video.true/sociology_2017_blue_chalk_videos-Taking_a_Stand_Against_Environmental_Injustice The neighborhood of Wilmington, California is bordered by several large freeways, three oil refineries, two of the largest ports in the United States, and is peppered with active oil wells, each dipping into the third largest oil field in the contiguous U.S. All of this industrialization translates to significantly higher rates of asthma and cancers for its 50,000 residents, most of whom are Hispanic. We follow the story of this neighborhood through the eyes of Brandon Molina, a 19-year-old activist and aspiring politician who spells out why protections in Wilmington not as strictly enforced as those in more affluent areas, how many people in his neighborhood feel compelled to cooperate with the fossil fuel companies, despite their devastating effects, and what young people like him are doing about it. Using your sociological imagination, what does the US owe the world in terms of the environment? Are environmental concerns “first world probs” as they say? Do you think anything you can do will impact the environment and help humanity?