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The Resource The wrong complexion for protection : how the government response to disaster endangers African American communities, Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

The wrong complexion for protection : how the government response to disaster endangers African American communities, Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

Label
The wrong complexion for protection : how the government response to disaster endangers African American communities
Title
The wrong complexion for protection
Title remainder
how the government response to disaster endangers African American communities
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bullard, Robert D.
Dewey number
363.34/808996073
Index
index present
LC call number
HV555.U6
LC item number
B846 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 G-575
  • HV 555.U6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wright, Beverly
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disaster relief
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism in public welfare
  • Racism in social services
  • Racism
  • Disasters
  • Relief Work
  • African Americans
  • Prejudice
  • Social Conditions
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Disaster relief
  • Racism
  • Racism in public welfare
  • Racism in social services
  • United States
  • Katastrofbistånd
  • Rasism
Label
The wrong complexion for protection : how the government response to disaster endangers African American communities, Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
801411067
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814771938
Lccn
2012004485
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jzt22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801411067
Label
The wrong complexion for protection : how the government response to disaster endangers African American communities, Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
801411067
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814771938
Lccn
2012004485
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jzt22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801411067

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