Robert D. Bullard is the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He is often described as the father of environmental justice. Professor Bullard received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. He is the author of seventeen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity. Professor Bullard was featured in the July 2007 CNN People You Should Know, Bullard: Green Issue is Black and White. In 2008, Newsweek named him one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century. And that same year, Co-op America honored him with its Building Economic Alternatives Award (BEA). READ MORE
- 2/11/2016 “This Professor Says Flint’s Water Crisis Amounts to Environmental Racism,” Adam Wernick, Public Radio International (PRI), Living on Earth.
- 2/3/2016 “Five Questions for Robert Bullard on the Flint Water Crisis and Justice,” Yale Environment e360 Digest.
- 1/30/2016 “Flint Evokes the Public Health Racism of Years Past,” Derrick Z. Jackson, The Boston Globe.
- 1/29/2016 “Environmental Racism Explained,” Dena Takruri, YouTube AJ+.
- 1/29/2016 “Flint and Environmental Racism,” Steve Curwood, Living on Earth.
- 1/28/2016 “Can Flint Crisis Spotlight Need for Action on Lead Nationwide?” Jessica Mendoza, Christian Science Monitor.
- 1/26/2016 “If You Want Clean Water, Don’t Be in Black America,” Brentin Mock, CityLab.
- 1/23/2016 “7 Toxic Assaults on Communities of Color Besides Flint: The Dirty Racial Politics of Pollution,” David J. Krajicek, AlterNet.
- 1/22/2016 “Rejecting Snyder’s Claim, Experts Say Poisoning of Flint Blatant Racial Injustice,” Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams.
- 1/22/2016 “Flint’s Water Crisis is a Blatant Example of Environmental Injustice,” Robert D. Bullard, The Conversation.
- 1/22/2016 “Hillary Clinton Has Made Environmental Racism a Campaign Issue,” Timeline.com, Timeline.
- 1/20/2016 “Republicans Might Ignore Flint’s Poisonous Water, But Millennials Won’t,” Daniel J. McGraw, Next City.
- 1/13/2016 “Why We Still Need to Focus on Environmental Justice,” Robert D. Bullard, Ensia Magazine.
Comments by Robert D. Bullard at EPA Title VI Civil Rights Listening Session Houston – January 12, 2016
EPA holds Title VI Civil Rights listening session at Texas Southern University in Houston to get public comments on its proposed amendments to nondiscrimination regulation.
Three Texas Southern University Mickey Leland Scholars are part of a 50-member delegation of student leaders and faculty mentors who will be attending the United Nations COP21 Climate Summit in Paris. The HBCU COP21 delegation includes 15 schools in states stretching from Texas to Pennsylvania.
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Climate Change Consortium is sending a delegation of 50 student leaders and faculty mentors to the United Nations COP21 Climate Summit in Paris. The summit runs from November 30 to December 11, 2015 and will bring together more than 125 world leaders, international organizations and civil society to discuss plans to achieve a new international agreement on the climate. The HBCU COP21 delegation includes 15 schools in states stretching from Texas to Pennsylvania.