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Come hell or high water : Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2006.
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Does George W. Bush care about black people? Does the rest of America? When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, hundreds of thousands were left behind to suffer the ravages of destruction, disease, and even death. The majority of these people were black; nearly all were poor. The federal government's slow response is by now notorious. Yet despite the cries of outrage that have mounted  Read more...
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Named Person: George W Bush
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 9780465017614 0465017614
OCLC Number: 63188855
Description: xii, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface: Pompeii and 8/29 --
Unnatural disasters : race and poverty --
Does George W. Bush care about black people? --
The politics of disaster --
Hurricane and hesitation --
Levees and lies --
Follow the leader? --
Guns and butter (or FEMA-nizing disaster) --
Capitalizing on disaster --
Frames of reference : class, caste, culture, and cameras --
Supernatural disasters? : theodicy and prophetic faith --
Afterword: Transforming the Jericho road.
Other Titles: Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster
Responsibility: Michael Eric Dyson.
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Displaying the intellectual rigor, political passion, and personal empathy that have won him acclaim, Dyson offers a searing assessment of the meaning of Hurricane Katrina. He warns that society must  Read more...

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