Lauren Gommert's Reviews > Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

Come Hell or High Water by Michael Eric Dyson
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Jul 29, 2011

did not like it

This book was nothing more than a ridiculous attempt to place blame on anyone and everyone besides the people who should be blamed. Katrina was a horrific occurance but to blatantly state that the events that occured did so because of race is ignorant and wrong. Furthermore, Dyson seems to love to stereotype white Americans, while placing absolutely no blame on those individuals who refused to evacuate the area. In short...I hated this book and would gladly give it away!

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YupIReadIt Dyson says this, "They weren't shiftless, stupid, or stubborn, as some have suggested (FEMA's Michael Brown blamed the poor for staying behind and drowning while discounting or ignoring the many obstacles to their successful exodus). They simply couldn't muster the resources to escape destruction, and, for many, death."

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