Brownfields and "LULUs" --or locally unwanted land uses
--proliferate in the figurative backyards of Africana programs in cities throughout the country, Patterson shows in his book.
Sacrifice Zones graphically describes what life is like for people of color and poor people who live on the "wrong side of the tracks" and in "throw-away communities" whose residents receive unequal protection, if any protection at all; such communities contain locally unwanted land uses
, or LULUs, and industries deposit pollutants just outside the factory gates.
From landfills to incinerators, from petrochemical plants to freeways and refineries, all those locally unwanted land uses
, what we call LULUs, are usually near or in black and poor neighborhoods.