There is some controversy over U.S. immigration policy. What are the benefits and costs associated with increased or decreased immigration? What effects do you think increased or decreased immigration will have on jobs, security, and culture? How might this lead to social change?
Do you favor the economic factors over protection of the environment? Why or why not?
Would you be willing to house a chemical or nuclear waste repository in your neighborhood? Why or why not?
Self Interest, Compromise, and Social Change
Consider the following: Proponents of environmental justice claim that racial minorities are disproportionally subjected to environmental hazards.
Reflect on your views regarding environmental issues.