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Katrina's Legacy: White Racism and Black Reconstruction in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast
by Eric Mann
Katrina's Legacy focuses on the centrality of the Black Liberation Movement the entire U.S. Left and programmatic proposals supporting a new reconstruction in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Paperback, 212 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Frontlines Press
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This reads like one long facebook rant by your local manarchist who is just so much more ideologically pure than everyone else. It also desperately needed a proofreader. This guy is just like every other man I've met who is involved with Students for a Democratic Society- insufferable. And how much fun it is to read a book written by a white person about how all white people are devils, except for the author of course, because he's not like other white people, he's an ACTIVIST and don't you forg ...more
this book gives a very powerful historical framing of hurricane katrina as part of a legacy of institutional racism that goes back to slavery, and includes the civil rights and black liberation movements. the author calls to have a third reconstruction (the first was post slavery, and the second was in the 60s and 70s), one that really looks at structural racism and inequality and addresses them, not only in the gulf region, but in the country and the world.
Eric Mann is director of the Los Angeles–based Labor/Community Strategy Center and cofounder of the Bus Riders Union. He is the author of six books and has worked extensively with many organizations, including the Congress of Racial Equality, Students for a Democratic Society, and the United Auto Workers. He lives in Los Angeles.More about Eric Mann...