May 26, 2013
New Report Says Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Natural Disasters
African-American communities are disproportionately vulnerable to disasters, according to a new report by the NAACP.
The report says that African-AmericansÂ 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,â€ the NAACP said.
Read more about the report here.