Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Natural Disasters [Report]
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

be newsAfrican-American communities are disproportionately vulnerable to disasters, according to a new report by the NAACP.

The report says that African-Americans are far less well prepared for disasters and are more likely to be displaced and criminalized in the aftermath.

“Our socio-economic vulnerability is based on multiple factors, including pervasive lack of wealth to cushion us, oft-compromised quality of housing stock in many of our communities, our relative lack of mobility,” the NAACP said.

Read more about the report here.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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