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by The South End Press Collective,Joy James

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  • ISBN 0896087670
  • ISBN13 978-0896087675
  • Language English
  • Author The South End Press Collective,Joy James
  • Publisher South End Press; 59804th edition (February 1, 2007)
  • Pages 180
  • Formats docx azw doc txt
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1101 kb
  • Size Fb2 1626 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
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In August 2005, thousands of New Orleans residents—overwhelmingly poor, largely people of color, the majority black—were left to face one of the worst “natural” disasters in US history on their own. They were left to die in prisons, in nursing homes, and on the street. Survivors were criminalized as “looters” for struggling to obtain food, water, diapers, medicine, and other essentials of life that no one else could or would provide. As Katrina’s waters receded and the body count soared, an ugly truth (re)surfaced: The lives of those who are poor, who are vulnerable, and who are not white are not valued by the US government. While commentators across the political spectrum, celebrities, and other observers expressed outrage that the US government would let this happen to Americans—even “those Americans”—millions outside of New Orleans live without adequate health insurance; clean air and water; decent education, housing, nutrition, health care, and work; and freedom from police brutality and state repression. And thousands are deported, displaced, and dying in prisons and illegal wars from coast to coast, gulf to gulf. Short and accessible, this anthology, featuring such voices as Vandana Shiva, Glen Ford, Jordan Flaherty, and Robert Bullard, takes readers beyond the Superdome. It explores the complexity of this turning point in US history as representative of the nation’s direction and priorities.

Paperback: 180 pages. However what is really missing is a historical understanding of the city and what got us to this point of vulnerability

Paperback: 180 pages. However what is really missing is a historical understanding of the city and what got us to this point of vulnerability. Katrina isn't surprising given the history of New Orleans and was not an isolated event. It is the culmination of decades of decline and disregard, particularly an abandonment by the federal government, developments which are hardly unique to New Orleans.

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What Lies Beneath book. Women of Color Against Violence, Suheir Hammad, Jordan Flaherty, Joy James and Ross Gelbspan, takes readers beyond the Superdome

What Lies Beneath book. Women of Color Against Violence, Suheir Hammad, Jordan Flaherty, Joy James and Ross Gelbspan, takes readers beyond the Superdome. It explores the complexity of this turning point in US history as representative of the nation’s direction and priorities. Here, finally, is clear-eyed and fascinating analysis of what Hurricane Katrina has to teach us about politics, power, human connection, and working for justice. What Lies Beneath is crucial reading-an organizer’s handbook for the 21st century. As Katrina’s waters receded and the body count soared, an ugly truth (re)surfaced: The lives of those who are poor, who are vulnerable, and who are not white are not valued by the US government.

New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina are too often Rorschach tests for the nation; people look in and see what .

New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina are too often Rorschach tests for the nation; people look in and see what they want to see and what was already in their minds. One thing is sure; that the rest of the nation does not understand New Orleans, and New Orleanians across racial and economic spectrums do not expect this to be remedied any time soon - this city has been misunderstood for decades, perhaps centuries, and is remarkably resigned to it. This is the context in which we can see What Lies Beneath, as a collection of writings on Hurricane Katrina and the reconstruction of the city from very.

Publisher: South End Press.

In August 2005, thousands of New Orleans ngly poor, largely people of color, the majority black-were left to face one of the worst natural disasters in US history on their own. They were left to die in prisons, in nursing homes, and on the street. Survivors were criminalized as looters for struggling to obtain food, water, diapers, medicine, and other essentials of life that no one else could or would provide. Publisher: South End Press.

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In What lies beneath: Katrina, race, and the state of the nation, ed. South End Press Collective, 31–47. Katrina and the condition of black New Orleans. In Race, place, and environmental justice after Hurricane Katrina, ed. . Bullard, and B. Wright, 87–111. Boston, MA: South End Press Collective. N. Chavez, E. Allen, and D. Ramirez.

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This book is notable in that some of it was written by those who lived through Katrina, mostly social justice activists. In that, it gives unique perspectives not found elsewhere. The parts that are not voices from the ground often speak very intelligently to the connections between race and the disaster, even if they do not benefit from a first-hand understanding.

However what is really missing is a historical understanding of the city and what got us to this point of vulnerability. Katrina isn't surprising given the history of New Orleans and was not an isolated event. It is the culmination of decades of decline and disregard, particularly an abandonment by the federal government, developments which are hardly unique to New Orleans. The introduction by Kalamu Ya Salaam (the best part of the book) begins to describe this, but sadly many of the other writers, while writing eloquently about race, miss some of the larger dimensions of other structural changes.