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The wrong complexion for protection : how the government response to natural and unnatural disasters endangers African American communities

Author: Robert D Bullard; Beverly Wright
Publisher: New York : New York Univ. Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 to the whole country that race did indeed matter when it  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Bullard; Beverly Wright
ISBN: 9780814763841 0814763847 9780814771938 0814771939 9780814799932 0814799930
OCLC Number: 812256134
Description: xviii, 299 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Preface Introduction: Anatomy of Vulnerability 1. Race, Place, and the Environment in a Small Southern Town: A Personal Perspective from Robert D. Bullard 2. Growing Up in a City That Care Forgot, New Orleans: A Personal Perspective from Beverly Wright 3. The Legacy of Bias: Hurricanes, Droughts, and Floods 4. Recovery and Reconstruction in Post-Katrina New Orleans: A Time for Healing and Renewal 5. The Wrong Complexion for Protection: Response to Toxic Contamination 6. Nightmare on Eno Road: Poisoned Water and Toxic Racism in Dickson, Tennessee 7. Living and Dying on the Fenceline: Response to Industrial Accidents 8. Separate and Unequal Treatment: Responseto Health Emergencies, Human Experiments, and Bioterrorism Threats: 9. Critical Conditions: Fixing a Broken System Notes References Index About the Authors
Responsibility: Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright.

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"The brutal realities of institutional racism indisaster readiness, response, and recovery are unveiled here in black andwhite, through compelling case studies, jaw-dropping statistics, and Read more...

 
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