Whose City Will be Rebuilt?

In her Friday’s mid-day roundup Tiffany at Blackfeminism.org links to a NY Times article which reports that according to a study at Brown University 80% of New Orleans Blacks May Not Return.

As a white man living in the US, I know I need to keep focused on the pervasive and urgent castastrophes of difference and privilege Katrina starkly exposed (to those of us still living in the dark). As a white man of privilege, I can live my daily life blinded to these realities–that is one of the features of how privilege works.

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  1. Jennifer on January 30, 2006 at 5:14 am

    Very interesting Peterson! I have thought about many of the same issues recently, particularly since returning from WGYF and meeting four Bolivians and a Peruvian who had a good samaritan help them find food while on their way to England during the British Airways strike.

  2. Diana_CT on January 30, 2006 at 12:53 pm

    I think the question is, “Should the city be Rebuilt?” I don’t think so, only Bourbon St and the Historic Districts. The rest should be made in to a National Park and all along the Gulf coast the government should start buying up the land like they are doing on Cape Cod making it all in to a National Park

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