In this episode, Clint Smith details his experience as a teenager in New Orleans when HurricaneKatrina made landfall in 2005. The widespread devastation of HurricaneKatrina was a result of faulty levees and a fumbled response by FEMA, and it hit Black residents the hardest. Today, we'll take a closer look at the structural racism that made this disaster so catastrophic.
Clint's book, How the Word is Passed is available now! bookshop.org/books/how-the-word-is-passed-a-reckoning-with-the-history-of-slavery-across-america/9780316492935
VIDEO SOURCES Modern Racism and Modern Discrimination: The Effects of Race, Racial Attitudes, and Context on Simulated Hiring Decisions - John B. McConahay nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/levee/ newyorker.com/books/under-review/why-hurricane-katrina-was-not-a-natural-disaster neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/288 Jed Horne, Breach of Faith: HurricaneKatrina and the Near Death of a Great American City (New York: Random House, 2006). D’Ann R. Penner and Keith C. Ferdinand, Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond (London, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Jeremy Levitt and Matthew Whitaker, Hurricane Katrina: America's Unnatural Disaster (Lincoln, N.E.: University of Nebraska Press, 2009). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK54237/ Series Tags
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