logging in or signing up New Orleans Lindon Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINTLite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 143 Category: Entertainment License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: September 27, 2007 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript New Orleans & Hurricane Katrina : New Orleans & Hurricane Katrina A Powerful New Sociological Metaphor for the Impacts of Racism and Systemic Inequality Richard Alba Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research President Bush in New Orleans:September 15, 2005: President Bush in New Orleans: September 15, 2005 ''As all of us saw on television, there is also some deep, persistent poverty in this region as well. And that poverty has roots in a history of racial discrimination, which cut off generations from the opportunity of America. We have a duty to confront this poverty with bold action. So let us restore all that we have cherished from yesterday, and let us rise above the legacy of inequality.'' Sociological metaphors for systematic inequalities & disasters: Sociological metaphors for systematic inequalities & disasters The sinking of the Titanic: Mortality varied by class of berth Chicago’s 1995 heat wave: Mortality associated with poverty and race New Orleans during and after Katrina?Slide5: Source: New York Times Flooding on Sept. 2Who suffered?: Who suffered? Source: New York TimesSome basics about the New Orleans metro area: Some basics about the New Orleans metro areaRacial segregation in New Orleans: Racial segregation in New Orleans Index of dissimilarity=65.9 Index of isolation for whites=59.7% Index of isolation for blacks=82.1%Transportation out of New Orleans: Transportation out of New Orleans 27.3% of New Orleans households had no car. Among whites, 14.5% of households lacked a car. Among blacks, 34.8% were in the same situation.Predicted storm impact: Predicted storm impact Source: New York TimesEstimate of housing loss: Estimate of housing loss More than 140,000 housing units in New Orleans suffered major damage. About 80% were affordable to low-income households. Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition (www.nlihc.org)The lower 9th ward: The 9th circle?: The lower 9th ward: The 9th circle? Source: Slate magazineFormer First Lady Barbara Bush: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Commenting on the reactions of evacuees from New Orleans who were sheltered in the Houston Astrodome: "Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this, this is working very well for them." You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.