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Why New Orleans’s Black Residents Are Still Underwater After Katrina


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Ten years on, Hurricane Katrina is a punchline on late-night TV for most of us... but for the Black residents of New Orleans, it's a disaster that never ends. Did you know that the number of African-American citizens who have not returned is equal to one quarter of the TOTAL POPULATION of the city before the storm? If they were not in America, they would be considered "displaced persons"... essentially refugees who have not crossed a national border. One of America's sharpest journalists -- I had to be interviewed by him once and he terrified me -- looks at the losses and ironies through the lens of New Orleans' top Black banker.

Wow, Gary Rivlin's knife is just as sharp. Eye opening how many people are still displaced. 

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