Tag: Hurricane Katrina
Sarah Smith: After Mississippi Flooding, Red Cross Stumbles AgainMay 2016
The director of Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency called the Red Cross’ disaster response “marginal at best.”
Death Is a Way to BeJune 2015
Boundaries of Taste: If we dance around our dead in New Orleans, it is because we have to.
Kristina Kay Robinson: What’s Old Is New AgainApril 2015
In the face of mass displacement, unsolved murders, and discriminatory housing policies, New Orleans’ Black community survives in part through its artistic traditions and spirit of collectivity.
Teow Lim Goh: The Limits of CharityJanuary 2014
Disasters may be natural, but who survives and who suffers most is often political.
Joe Sexton: Plenty of Misconduct, and 129 Pages of One Judge’s DisbeliefSeptember 2013
A decision in New Orleans overturning the convictions of five police officers for their roles in post-Katrina murders reveals an abundance of prosecutorial misbehavior.
Cora Currier: How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for DisastersDecember 2012
Major corporations refuse to go beyond voluntary disaster preparations.
David Morris: A Stormy Reminder of Why We Need GovernmentOctober 2012
Sandy has been a vivid reminder of the role of Government.
Robert Reich: George W. Bush as Hurricane IsaacAugust 2012
Hurricane Isaac may end up reminding voters of the legacy of George W. Bush.