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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering of commercial real estate developers Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Edison, N.J. In a speech with undisguised campaign overtones, Christie told members of the National Association of Industrial and Office
So this is what it feels like to be piled on
The cherry on the top of Chris Christie's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week is the news that New Jersey has disproportionately rejected Black and Latinos for hurricane Sandy aid.
Data obtained through litigation by the Fair Share Housing Center show that more than 38 percent of African Americans and more than 20 percent of Latinos were rejected for Resettlement Program grants, compared with 14.5 percent of Caucasians.

Adam Gordon, staff attorney for the Cherry Hill-based nonprofit, said the information released by the state does not include an explanation of the rejections.

“The governor promised this would be a transparent recovery, and that promise hasn’t been kept,” Gordon said. “There should be clear information why some people are getting this money and some aren’t.”

Some of those rejected might be explained by the fact that many are renters, and renters don't usually have insurance and minorities typically represent a higher proportion of renters. But it’s impossible to tell from the data provided by the state. The state released the information as part of litigation in late November, followed by several weeks of analysis by the Fair Share Housing Center.

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