Socio-economic vulnerability of African Americans in the Gulf coast counties

Islam, Tanveerul and Johnson, Elijah and Marshall, Ariana and Robinson, Larry (2010) Socio-economic vulnerability of African Americans in the Gulf coast counties. In: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society , June 13-16, 2010 ,Wilmington, North Carolina,

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Abstract

The states bordering the Gulf of Mexico i.e. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida have been historically devastated by hurricanes and tropical storms. A large number of African Americans live in these southern Gulf States which have high percentages of minorities in terms of total population. According to the U.S. Census, the total black population in the United States is about 40.7 million and about one-fourth of them live in these five Gulf States (U.S. Census, 2008). As evidenced from Hurricane Katrina and other major hurricanes, lowincome and under-served communities are usually the hardest hit during these disasters. The aim of this study is to identify and visualize socio-economic vulnerability of the African American population at the county level living in the hurricane risk areas of these five Gulf States. (PDF contains 5 pages)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Socio-economic vulnerability of African Americans in the Gulf coast counties
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Islam, Tanveerultanveerul.islam@famu.edu
Johnson, Elijah
Marshall, Ariana
Robinson, Larry
Date: 2010
Funders: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. EPA Coastal Management Branch, U.S. Geolgocial Survey, NOAA Sea Grant
Event Title: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Event Dates: June 13-16, 2010
Issuing Agency: The Coastal Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCS22
Subjects:
Sociology
Environment
Item ID: 3917
Depositing User: Cynthia Murray
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 21:24
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:40
Related URLs:
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3917

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