Abstract Katrina

Abstract Katrina - and Super Dome. There were few whites...

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Marc Pomi Rachel Walsh WRT 102 4/25/2007 Hurricane Katrina Abstract How did class and race contribute to how fast people were relieved from the effects of Hurricane Katrina? Several factors contributed to the relief effort of Hurricane Katrina. Generally in class we examine the perception that the rich were helped faster and better than the poor as we see in “When the Levees Broke” Also, sources confirm this by until present day people are still in bad living conditions. Another factor of the relief factor was race. In the movie we see mostly black people suffering through the streets
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Unformatted text preview: and Super Dome. There were few whites and any other nationality there. Gender and nationality were not affected as far I can see from my research. Mostly it was based on class and gender. Socio-politically this is relevant because the involvement of federal and local governments. The government tended to help the rich faster when considering class and when considering gender whites were helped faster. Class and race did contribute to how people were helped, how fast they were helped, and how well they were helped; these factors affect victims still until present day....
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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