Meet Robert Bullard, father of environmental justice and Houston sociologist
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Inside Climate News: Q&A: Robert Bullard Says 2024 is the Year of Environmental Justice for an Inundated Shiloh, Alabama
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“If we plan for environmental standards that would protect children, the most vulnerable in our society, we protect everybody. When we place the most vulnerable at risk, we place everybody at risk ..read more
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Living on Earth: Flooded Out by Racism
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Dr. Robert Bullard continues to earn his moniker as the “father of environmental justice” by calling for justice for the community of Shiloh, Alabama. The area has suffered repeated flooding ever since a highway was widened and elevated in 2018, causing destruction to homes that Black landowners have proudly kept since the Reconstruction era ..read more
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Residents of historically Black Alabama community take flooding concerns to USDOT: ‘Emergency situation
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A White House Advisor and Environmental Justice Activist Wants Immediate Help for Two Historically Black Communities in Alabama
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Robert Bullard says a federal civil rights probe shouldn’t forestall a “rapid response” to alleviate flooding and provide sewer access. After meeting with Department of Transportation officials in Washington, he’s frustrated with the administration he advises ..read more
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How Racism Flooded Alabama’s Historically Black Community
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Robert Bullard, the “father of environmental justice,” has pledged to bring the community’s concerns to the White House. A large detention pond (bottom center) often overflows onto residents’ properties, even in moderate rain. Credit: Lee Hedgepeth/Inside Climate News SHILOH COMMUNITY, Ala.—If it’s been raining, the kids bring two pairs of shoes to the bus stop.  One pair is for before school—for the trek through high water in the historically Black Shiloh community in Coffee County, Alabama.  “They roll their pants legs up, too,” said Otis Andrews, who’s lived in the community nearl ..read more
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TSU Bullard Center Receives Gulf Research Program Grant to Study Impact of Systemic Racism on Health and Climate Vulnerability in Black Communities
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The Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University received a $100,000 planning grants from the Gulf Research Program to develop a full proposal to compete for follow-on award of up to $1.5 million. The TSU team will partner with five predominantly African American communities in the Gulf Coast region to explore how social determinants create and maintain elevated environmental and health disparities and climate risks. They will also work on solutions to address structural inequality and systemic racism. “It’s important that HBCUs and our frontline community ..read more
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New Study Shows People of Color in U.S. Are More Likely to Be Harmed by Pesticides Due to Weak Regulations:
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04/18/2022 New Study Shows People of Color in U.S. Are More Likely to Be Harmed by Pesticides Due to Weak Regulations: Lax Enforcement U.S. Pesticide Exposure Up to 5 Times Greater for People of Color  | Center for Biological Diversity  https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/new-study-shows-people-of-color-in-us-are-more-likely-to-be-harmed-by-pesticides-due-to-weak-regulations-lax-enforcement-2022-04-18 ..read more
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Bezos Earth Fund Awards $4 Million Grant to Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at TSU
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HOUSTON (September 8, 2021) – Texas Southern University (TSU) has been awarded $4 million from the Bezos Earth Fund to support the Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice. The Fund’s grant will continue groundbreaking environmental justice initiatives led by Dr. Robert Bullard, a distinguished TSU professor known as the “father of environmental justice.” “TSU is proud to have our Bullard Center included in this critical environmental justice work and we are grateful for such generous support from the Bezos Earth Fund. Congratulations to Dr. Bullard and all of those who ..read more
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Texas Southern University Establishes New Center Named for Dr. Robert D. Bullard with $1.25 Million Grant from the Houston Endowment
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The Houston Endowment awarded a $1.25 million grant to support establishment of the Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice (CECJ) at Texas Southern University in Houston.  The center, named for Dr. Robert D. Bullard, TSU’s distinguished professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, will assist and support underrepresented and marginalized populations to build healthy, sustainable and resilient communities in the era of climate change. Faith-based, social justice and other related institutions will receive guidance through CECJ’s equity and r ..read more
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