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The wrong complexion for protection : how the government response to disaster endangers African American communities

Author: Robert D Bullard; Beverly Wright, (Sociologist)
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
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"When the images of desperate, hungry, thirsty, sick, mostly black people circulated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it became apparent that race did indeed matter when it came to government assistance. In The Wrong Complexion for Protection, Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright place the government response to natural and human-induced disasters in historical context over the past eight decades. They compare  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Bullard; Beverly Wright, (Sociologist)
ISBN: 9780814771938 0814771939 9780814763841 0814763847
OCLC Number: 955638228
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 299 p.)
Contents: Introduction: anatomy of vulnerability --
Race, place, and the environment in a small southern town: a personal perspective from Robert D. Bullard --
Growing up in a city that care forgot, New Orleans: a personal perspective from Beverly Wright --
The legacy of bias: hurricanes, droughts, and floods --
Recovery and reconstruction in post-Katrina New Orleans: a time for healing and renewal --
The wrong complexion for protection: response to toxic contamination --
Nightmare on Eno Road: poisoned water and toxic racism in Dickson, Tennessee --
Living and dying on the fenceline: response to industrial accidents --
Separate and unequal treatment: response to health emergencies, human experiments, and bioterrorism threats --
Critical conditions: fixing a broken system.
Responsibility: Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright.

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