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Bullard- “Marginalized populations are at greater risk from disasters.”. Waterlines. Disparities in storm damage . • By race. Damaged areas were 45.8% black, Undamaged areas 26.4% • By housing tenure. Damaged areas 45.7 % of homes occupied by renters,

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Waterlines from disasters.”


Disparities in storm damage
Disparities in storm damage from disasters.”

  • • By race.

    • Damaged areas were 45.8% black,

    • Undamaged areas 26.4%

  • • By housing tenure.

    • Damaged areas 45.7% of homes occupied by renters,

    • 30.9% in undamaged communities.

  • • By poverty and employment status

    • 20.9% of households had incomes below the poverty line in damaged areas

    • 15.3% in undamaged areas.

    • 7.6% of persons in the labor force were unemployed in damaged areas (before the storm), compared to 6.0% inundamagedareas.

  • Homeownership (55% among Whites, 42% among African American households)

  • pre-Katrina black population, 35% below the poverty line; the median household income was only $25,000.

  • pre-Katrina whites, 11% below poverty line; median income– $61,000.


Racial differences in recovery
Racial Differences in Recovery from disasters.”

  • New Orleans is now a smaller city 2000-2010

    • lost 118,526 African Americans

    • Lost 24,101 whites since 2000

    • Gained 3,225 Hispanics.


Disparities in storm damage1
Disparities in storm damage from disasters.”

  • • By race.

    • Damaged areas were 45.8% black,

    • Undamaged areas 26.4%

  • • By housing tenure.

    • Damaged areas 45.7% of homes occupied by renters,

    • 30.9% in undamaged communities.

  • • By poverty and employment status

    • 20.9% of households had incomes below the poverty line in damaged areas

    • 15.3% in undamaged areas.

    • 7.6% of persons in the labor force were unemployed in damaged areas (before the storm), compared to 6.0% inundamagedareas.

  • Homeownership (55% among Whites, 42% among African American households)

  • pre-Katrina black population, 35% below the poverty line; the median household income was only $25,000.

  • pre-Katrina whites, 11% below poverty line; median income– $61,000.


Minority communities face multiple cumulative and synergistic risk
minority communities face -- " from disasters.”multiple, cumulative and synergistic risk"


Lead in playground soil
Lead in Playground Soil from disasters.”

  • Foreman- “Efforts to address environmental issues, divert attention from more serious threats to health and well being of minority communities.”


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