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Unformatted text preview: You are a member of a task force attending a town-hall meeting in New Orleans. The air is tense: a professor of law has just delivered a keynote speech in which he revealed that according to census data, there has been a drastic reduction in poor and low-wage workers in the city since Hurricane Katrina. In fact, he reports, the Black population has plummeted by 57 percent, and the population of poor whites has fallen 36 percent. He argues that because of critical shortages in low cost housing, and the systematic demolition of thousands of intact public housing apartments, it seems that HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson’s post-Katrina prediction that New Orleans was "not going to be as black as it was for a long time, if ever again” is already a reality. Few expect that the tens of thousands of poor and working people displaced by this “natural” disaster will...
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course BL ST 169CR taught by Professor Daniels during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.
- Spring '11