Category Archives: Katrina

the politics of the New Orleans disaster

I agree with Maria Farrell and others that the New Orleans disaster has displayed aspects of American life that are grievously wrong. People died because they couldn’t afford to leave the flooded city. The government failed to help them, just … Continue reading

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why there is looting in New Orleans

I’m quoted in a Baltimore Sun article on that topic today: “Behavior of stressed disaster survivors draws eyes of experts,” by Linell Smith. Inevitably, only a snippet of what I said found its way into the story. My blog allows … Continue reading

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New Orleans: race and high water

I spent a while this morning trying to juxtapose a good map of race and ethnicity in New Orleans with a satellite map of the flooding there. Actually, the New York Times has an excellent interactive map that does just … Continue reading

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