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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Katrina: Human and Civil Rights Left Behind Again

64 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2013  

William P. Quigley

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Abstract

Katrina unveiled countless civil and human rights abuses and showed the nation the faces of those left behind when the disaster struck. Thirteen examples illustrate what is yet not done on the agenda to make liberty and justice for all a reality. This civil and human rights perspective on Katrina indicates that the people left behind when Katrina hit are being left behind again now. The recovery, such as it is, prioritizes property owners, privatizes public service, and is allowing the institutions needed for the common good to deteriorate through demolition by neglect. Unless there is massive change, the families left behind will never return.

Keywords: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, human rights, civil rights

Suggested Citation

Quigley, William P., Thirteen Ways of Looking at Katrina: Human and Civil Rights Left Behind Again. Tulane Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 955, 2007; Loyola New Orleans Law Research Paper Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2257950

William P. Quigley (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ( email )

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New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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