Katrina Anniversary Looms

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Almost a year after the devastation and massive government incompetence in Hurricane Katrina, all Americans remember the great catastrophe.

But African-Americans think about it more. A new poll finds 18 percent of whites say they think about Katrina often. Among blacks, that number is 40 percent. The storm. The death. The unveiled, abject poverty. The faces of black Americans left to suffer in the midst of calamity, while luxury buses whisked whites out of town.

A new collection of essays by black thinkers calls Katrina the most profound spectacle of cumulative black disadvantage in a generation.


David Dante Troutt, editor of "After the Storm" and professor of law and justice at Rutgers Law School.;
John Valery White, essay contributer to "After the Storm," professor of law at the Louisiana State University Law Center.;
Cheryl Harris, essay contributer to "After the Storm" and professor of Law and UCLA School of Law.

This program aired on August 15, 2006.


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