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Ebook Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Michael Eric Dyson read! Book Title: Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster
The author of the book: Michael Eric Dyson
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 37.38 MB
Edition: ReadHowYouWant
Date of issue: October 1st 2010
ISBN: 1458760782
ISBN 13: 9781458760784

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What Hurricane Katrina reveals about the fault lines of race and poverty in America-and what lessons we must take from the flood-from best-selling ''hip-hop intellectual'' Michael Eric Dyson 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 to local appeals for help is by now notorious. Yet despite the cries of outrage that have mounted since the levees broke, we have failed to confront the disaster's true lesson; to be poor, or black, in today's ownership society, is to be left behind. Displaying the intellectual rigor, political passion, and personal empathy that have won him fans across the color line, Michael Eric Dyson offers a searing assessment of the meaning of Hurricane Katrina. Combining interviews with survivors of the disaster with his deep knowledge of black migrations and government policy over decades, Dyson provides the historical context that has been sorely missing from public conversation. He explores the legacy of black suffering in America since slavery, including the shocking ways that black people are framed in the national consciousness even today. With this call-to-action, 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. From the TV newsroom to the Capitol Building to the backyard, we must change the ways we relate to the black and the poor among us. What's at stake is no less than the future of democracy.

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Ebook Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster read Online! Michael Eric Dyson is an American academic, author, and radio host. He is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University.


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