Malik Rahim, community organizer in New Orleans, talks about the unequal recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
Itâ€™s almost two year almost two years after Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans. What is the situation now?
It is still a tale of two cities. In the Deep South, everything is determined by racism and privilege. So, if you are white or a privileged Black, the recovery is just about complete. If you are poor, especially working poor, and Black, itâ€™s like the hurricane happened six months ago.
When you look at whatâ€™s going on here versus more privileged areas, there is a difference. It is a qualitative difference based on race and class.