Friday, September 25th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the fourth study session on Gary Rivlin’s Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while working for the New York Times he covered the historic engineering failure and negligence that devastated New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller explores ten years of asymmetrical “recovery.” To be explicit, a decade of black New Orleanians being racially dislocated and deliberately impeded from reconstructing their lives. Rivlin investigates all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and outright looting of funds designated for flood victims. Last week’s session provided vital information on the history of White Terrorism in New Orleans, including the “construction of I-10 through the center of Tremé” – one of the oldest black neighborhoods in the country. Rivlin documents Mayor Nagin’s post-storm, Dallas, Texas meetings with Min. Louis Farrakhan and New Orleans’ White aristocracy and emphasizes how preliminary reports on Katrina’s destruction omitted the monumental devastation in predominantly black New Orleans East. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it’s aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians.
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