Opportunity and the Gulf Coast: Six Months After Katrina

Mar 01, 2006
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Our government's flawed response to Hurricane Katrina reflected a profound abandonment of the American values of opportunity -- equal treatment, economic security and mobility, a voice in decisions that affect us, shared responsibility for each other, and a chance to start over after misfortune or missteps. The recovery process has similarly failed to uphold those values, in ways that reflect larger problems of unequal opportunity in our country.