Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Katrina's Window Into Slavery's Past — and Present

From the Village Voice "In addition to destroying lives and property, Hurricane Katrina may accomplish something worthwhile: washing away the illusion that the Civil War resolved the injustice of slavery in the United States.

Many people, including those living in Louisiana, are under no such illusions, of course. But Katrina's swirling rage exposed to the world the sight of thousands of black people trapped by a storm because they were trapped anyway by the vestiges of a slave-based economy." Read more.


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