WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — NAACP interim President Derrick Johnson says his group will rigorously monitor authorities help in Houston and different areas to make sure minority neighborhoods get enough assets following Harvey’s destruction within the Gulf Coast.
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Johnson says the NAACP’s aim can be “to make sure that assets directed from the federal authorities don’t skip neighborhoods.”
Johnson informed the Nationwide Press Membership Tuesday that he met with officers from the Federal Emergency Administration Company earlier within the day. He says the NAACP has a duty to ensure “fairness is on the desk” throughout restoration efforts, noting that minority neighborhoods suffered disproportionately throughout Hurricane Katrina.
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Johnson is the previous president of the Mississippi State Convention NAACP. He says Katrina exhibits “it’s critically necessary for the affiliation to make sure that the restoration is equitable.”
President Donald Trump obtained a primary-hand take a look at the wrath of Harvey as he arrived in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon for briefings on the storm and the on-going emergency response.
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Early estimates put the rebuilding value at $forty billion and counting.
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