Legacies: Racism and Resistance in New Orleans Before and After Katrina

A Reader for Katrina solidarity classes and reading groups

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Legacies Table of Contents
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SOME HISTORY OF RACISM AND RESISTANCE IN NEW ORLEANS BEFORE KATRINA
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"THEY LEFT US HERE TO DIE"
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WHERE THERE IS OPPRESSION, THERE IS RESISTANCE
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SOME EXAMPLES OF GRASSROOTS RACIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZING IN NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA

ANTI-RACIST SOLIDARITY: SOME PERSPECTIVES AND TOOLS (primarily for white activists)
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SOME RESOURCES AND LINKS

Section I: SOME HISTORY OF RACISM AND RESISTANCE IN NEW ORLEANS BEFORE KATRINA

A. Prelude

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B. A Bit of History

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C. Some Examples of Resistance since the 1970's

 

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Section II: "THEY LEFT US HERE TO DIE"

They left us here to die, and when we didn’t die, they tried to drive us out of our homes, and when we didn’t leave, they said they would knock our houses down,” said Mama Dee. Mama Dee is a community activist and elder who has lived her entire life in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward.

(From ‘Fighting for the right to rebuild New Orleans,’ by Karen Shain. SAN FRANCISCO BAY VIEW. Oct. 12, 2005.)

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WHERE THERE IS OPPRESSION, THERE IS RESISTANCE

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SOME EXAMPLES OF GRASSROOTS RACIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZING IN NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA

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Section IV: ANTI-RACIST SOLIDARITY: SOME PERSPECTIVES AND TOOLS

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Section V: SOME RESOURCES AND LINKS