10 years after Katrina: Who is being left out of New Orleans’ Renaissance?

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A Flooded New Orleans, four days after Hurricane Katrina hit. Photo By U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

this Saturday marks the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina hit the northern gulf coast, devastating New Orleans as the storm overwhelmed its aged levee system and flooded 80 percent of the city, leaving over 1800 dead. Over the last few years New Orleans has experienced what many see as a renewal with as it economy recovers and population grows. Still, many feel these changes are occurring without the inclusion of the city’s black and poor residents, many of whom were displaced following Katrina. Joining us today is Jordan Flaherty, a New Orleans based journalist who recently covered post-Katrina activism that has sprung from the city in a recent article for The Nation, and a documentary called  New Orleans: Recovery or Removal.

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