"DISASTER APARTHEID - A WORLD OF "GREEN ZONES" AND "RED ZONES" NEW ORLEANS
The pictures in the following slideshow are from Point A - "GREEN ZONE" to points C,D,E - RED ZONES and then back down Claiborne to point A (the last photo).
Ghetto - A usually poor section of a city inhabited primarily by people of the same race, religion, or social background, often because of discrimination.
Not so long ago, disasters were periods of social leveling, rare moments when atomized communities put divisions aside and pulled together. Increasingly however, disasters are the opposite: they provide windows into cruel and ruthlessly divided futures in which money and race buy survival."
"Amid the schools, the homes, the hospitals, the transit system and the lack of clean water in many parts of town, New Orleans public sphere was not being rebuilt, it was being erased, with the storm as the excuse. *
Post-Katrina New Orleans may be providing the first Western-world image of a new kind of wasted urban landscape..."
*12/12/07 From your Planetary Sister: Not only is the public sphere not being rebuilt, it is being demolished. (See public housing).
Prayers for the suffering.