Guardian article on NOLA and race

Excellent commentary on what’s happening in New Orleans, 3 years after the levee failures.

Also check out Bill Quigley’s collection of stats–an anger-inducing but necessary read:

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/08/24/11127/

clipped from www.guardian.co.uk
In August and September 2005, areas like the largely black Lower Ninth ward, almost entirely invisible to the hordes of tourists who flock to New Orleans every year, attracted worldwide sympathy as the levees broke. Now they have been all but forgotten. While tourists long ago repopulated the French Quarter, 57% of New Orleans’ black population – against 36% of whites – have yet to return to the city. Many never will. This is because since Katrina, developers have clubbed together with the authorities to complete New Orleans’ makeover into a playground for wealthy tourists.
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