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New Orleans had a jump-start on facing its destiny, hastened by failing infrastructure and a lack of political will. What has emerged is an engaged citizenry, determined to cultivate local solutions. We are learning every day what works, and what does not, in building the resilience of this city.

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Myths surrounding Katrina still flow from reporters, politicians after 10 years

by Charles Maldonado and Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent floods from the failed federal levees, out-of-town media and politicians are still getting some things wrong. Here are five of the most stubborn myths about the disaster, the recovery and the city of New Orleans — plus one self-delusional bonus myth we… (continued)

  • 08.28.2015
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Two sides to the Katrina recovery: one black, one white — separate and unequal

by Eugene Thomas  The Lens |  0 comments

Most white people say the recovery is going well. Most black people believe the opposite. (continued)

  • 08.28.2015
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Old problems persist, but it’s absurd to deny improvements since Katrina

by C.W. Cannon  The Lens |  0 comments

The disaster narrative that national observers are habituated to look for has blinded them to a lot of what's going on in our schools … (continued)

  • 08.28.2015
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