No fear [electronic resource] : a whistleblower's triumph over corruption and retaliation at the EPA / Marsha Coleman-Adebayo ; foreword by Noam Chomsky ; afterword by Walter Fauntroy.
- Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, 2011.
1 online resource (498 p.)
- Coleman-Adebayo, Marsha.
United States. Environmental Protection Agency -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
United States. Environmental Protection Agency -- Trials, litigation, etc.
United States. Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002.
Political scientists -- United States -- Biography.
African American political scientists -- Biography.
Whistle blowing -- United States.
Vanadium industry -- Corrupt practices -- South Africa.
Social responsibility of business.
- Electronic books.
- Retracing the steps of the first civil rights and whistleblower act of the 21st century, this chronicle follows young, black, MIT-educated social scientist Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, shortly after she landed her dream job at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The account illustrates how the author attempted to convince the government to investigate allegations surrounding a multinational corporation, suspecting that they were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of South Africans who were mining vanadium?a vital strategic minera
- Front Cover; Back Cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Welcome to EPA: Consider Yourself an Honorary White Man; 2 The Fourth UN World Conference on Women, Beijing: "Call Me Bella"; 3 Ultimatum to Public Service; 4 The Gore-Mbeki Commission: The Sound That Freedom Makes; 5 Alexandra: The Sacrifice Zone; 6 Who Are You Calling a Necklacer?; "Sleep"; 7 Why Waste MIT on People Like That?; 8 My Name Is Jacob Ngakane; 9 Back to MIT; 10 Breathing College Air; 11 Barnard College: The Path Sisters Take; 12 MIT: The Vortex of Minds and Hearts
13 Ethiopia: The Good Mother14 Retaliation at EPA; 15 Something Deeper Than Words; "Something Deeper Than Words"; 16 President of the United States: The Playbook; 17 Last Obstacle to the End Run; "Love Will Bring Me Forth"; 18 Yes, Clarice; "The Sacrifice Zone"; 19 The 1998 Trip to South Africa: My Tongue Is Green; "The Registry of Man"; 20 Death Threats and Missed Opportunities; 21 Coleman-Adebayo v. Carol M. Browner; 22 Betrayal Is Best Served Cold; 23 Discrimination or Disappointment?; "Waiting"; 24 The Verdict; 25 Can You Hear Me?; 26 Behind Closed Doors: The Browner-NAACP Meeting
27 Congressional Hearings: Intolerance at EPA"Today I'm Gray"; 28 A Call to History; 29 Journey to No Fear; 30 Al Sharpton: The X Factor; 31 Vanadium; 32 Breathing African Air; Postscript: Giants and Grasshoppers; "Like a Landscape from the Book of Time"; Afterword; Endnotes; Bibliography; Appendix: Legislative Stages to the No FEAR Public Law; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Chomsky, Noam.
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