Friday, January 20, 2006

Race and recovery -- apparently don't mix

United Press International:
"The rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans is being undermined by sharp divisions on racial issues, University of Chicago researchers say.

The study by political scientists at the University of Chicago reportedly is the first to analyze racial differences in reactions to the reporting of the flood tragedy and people's attitudes toward the responsibilities of the victims to avoid the disaster.

'This data shows why, four months after the disaster, we still can't decide what to do to rebuild New Orleans,' said Melissa Harris-Lacewell, a team co-leader. 'There is no political will to act.'"

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