Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disasterby Michael Eric Dyson
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. Displaying the intellectual rigor, political passion, and personal empathy that have won him acclaim and fans all across the color line, Michael Eric Dyson offers a searing assessment of the meaning of Hurricane Katrina. With this clarion call Dyson warns us that we can only find redemption as a society if we acknowledge that Katrina was more than an engineering or emergency response failure. What's at stake is no less than the future of democracy.
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Michael Eric Dyson is University Professor at Georgetown University
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Michael Eric Dyson, named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of sixteen books, including Holler if You Hear Me, Is Bill Cosby Right? and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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The Katrina Disaster was unfortunate, yet our nation's response was a disaster. I'm happy someone decided to document this to search behind the scenes about the 'lack of care and attention' our African-Americans received. Thank you Michael Eric Dyson.