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Robert Bullard (1946 – ) is known as the ā€œfather of environmental justice.ā€  Bullard is the former dean of Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.  He currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy. Bullard was the founding director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University.  He received a Ph.D from Iowa State University and is also a Marine Corp veteran. 

Bullard is widely recognized in the United States for his trailblazing efforts in the 1970ā€™s when he worked tirelessly to highlight the negative impacts of pollution on communities of color.  He has been a leading advocate fighting against environmental racism since the 1980ā€™s.  Bullard is also the author of 18 environmental justice books.  Environmental justice promotes the principle that everyone is entitled to equal environmental protection regardless of race, color, or national origin and that everyone has the right to live, work, and play in a clean environment. 

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