The wrong complexion for protection [electronic resource] : how the government response to disaster endangers African American communities / Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bullard, Robert D. (Robert Doyle), 1946-
Other Authors: Wright, Beverly, Ph. D.
Published: New York : New York University Press, c2012.
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Variant Title:
The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities
Format: Electronic eBook
  • 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.