The Wrong Complexion for Protection

The Wrong Complexion for Protection

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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 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 and contrast how the government responded to emergencies, including environmental and public health emergencies, toxic contamination, industrial accidents, bioterrorism threats and show that African Americans are disproportionately affected. Bullard and Wright argue that uncovering and eliminating disparate disaster response can mean the difference between life and death for those most vulnerable in disastrous times.... vehicle.18 Clearly, private automobiles provide an enormous advantage to their owners in seeking employment. ... Lack of car ownership and inadequate public transit service in many central ... On March 31, 2010, Clayton County, Georgia, a suburban county south of Atlanta, shut down C-Tran, its bus service, stranding more than 8, 500 riders who use the service daily, ... Clayton Countya#39;s unemployment rate for Ianuary 2010 was 12.9 percent overall, higher than that in Cobb Countyanbsp;...

Title:The Wrong Complexion for Protection
Author:Robert D. Bullard, Beverly Wright
Publisher:NYU Press - 2012-07-23


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