Primary and secondary sources documenting the African-American experience, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself. Features scholarly essays, journal and newspaper articles, images, multimedia content, and an index to fiction, poetry and literary reviews from black periodicals.
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.