Dyson's Thesis on Hurricane Katrina Analytical Essay by berrylucky

Dyson's Thesis on Hurricane Katrina
An evaluation of Michael Eric Dyson's "Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster".
# 65167 | 877 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Apr 28, 2006 in Sociology (Welfare) , Sociology (Media and Society) , Hot Topics (General)

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This paper gives a critical review of Dyson's thesis on Hurricane Katrina. The author, whilst supporting the thesis, claims that Dyson points only to problems exposed by Katrina, offering little in the way of constructive action to work on America's prevailing racial and social inequities. The paper suggests that one could attempt to see this tragedy as an opportunity to increase racial awareness and highlight the various injustices that continue to surround society.

From the Paper:

"While I agree almost entirely with Michael Eric Dyson's overall theory on the racial politics of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath as outlined in his book Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, along with my general agreement I find significant weaknesses within his arguments with which I would challenge Dyson. I have no objection to the claim that this tragic disaster served to expose the racial and socioeconomic inequities that continue to prevail today both in our society and the application of our government. Dyson certainly provides evidence to demonstrate that the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina were some of the poorest in the nation, encompassing a highly disproportionate number of African-Americans."

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