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Main Title The wrong complexion for protection : how the government response to disaster endangers African American communities /
Author Bullard, Robert D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wright, Beverly,
Publisher New York University Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 775329538
ISBN 9780814799932; 0814799930; 9780814771938; 0814771939; 9780814763841; 0814763847
Subjects Disaster relief--Social aspects--United States ; African Americans--Civil rights ; African Americans--Social conditions ; Racism in public welfare--United States ; Racism in social services--United States ; Racism--United States ; Disasters ; Relief Work ; Prejudice ; Socioeconomic Factors ; Katastrofbistêand--sociala aspekter--Fèorenta staterna ; Rasism--Fèorenta staterna ; Disasters--United States ; African Americans--United States ; Prejudice--United States ; Relief Work--United States ; Social Conditions--United States ; Socioeconomic Factors--United States
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ESAM  HV555.U6B846 2012 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/03/2013
Collation xviii, 299 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
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.