How Do Hurricane Katrina's Winds Blow?: Racism in 21st-Century New Orleans

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The disproportionate effect of Hurricane Katrina on African Americans was an outcome created by law and societal construct, not chance. This book takes a hard look at racial stratification in American today and debunks the myth that segregation is a thing of the past. * Documents how the Katrina disaster uncovered the pathology of dehumanization and draws connections between the rampant problems in government and society to the root cause of dehumanization * Reveals how Louisiana's laws, customs, and society structure have sought to maintain separation between the races and subjugated African Americans and non-whites, from the establishment of the state to today * Suggests a number of remedies based on the basic principles of good government and the elimination of dehumanization that can move our society away from present-day segregation-a condition that is fatal to democracy