Where Are We 40 Years After Kerner?

Revisiting scenes of national trauma.

Young African American Males at the Crossroads

The urgent search for solutions to a national crisis.

Environmental Justice Through the Eye of Hurricane Katrina

Inequitable outcomes are the legacy of decades of segregation.

In the Wake of Katrina: The Continuing Saga of Housing and Rebuilding in New Orleans

In this paper, James Carr and his co-authors provide a
thorough examination of the many factors that have delayed
or continue to serve as persistent barriers to rebuilding
housing stock in New Orleans.

No more Katrinas: How reducing disparities can promote disaster preparedness

This paper presents a synthesis of findings and themes from a set of background papers commissioned by the Joint Center and from a convening of California-based stakeholders. It concludes with a set of core principles that should form a framework for disaster preparedness planning in the future.

Understanding the Role of African American Churches and Clergy in Community Crisis Response

This study, commissioned by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and carried out by leading researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, provides important insight into how much of a financial burden racial disparities are putting on our health care system and society at large. The researchers examined the direct costs associated with the provision of care to a sicker and more disadvantaged population, as well as the indirect costs of health inequities such as lost productivity, lost wages, absenteeism, family leave, and premature deaths.