It has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and disproportionately affected its poor and black residents. At the time, Americans told ourselves never again. But in light of the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Sandra Bland and in the wake of the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Sam Fulwood asks what have we learned since those dark days in Louisiana a decade ago.
Sam Fulwood III is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Director of the CAP Leadership Institute. His work with the Center’s Progress 2050 project examines the impact of policies on the nation when there will be no clear racial or ethnic majority by the year 2050. Kulsum Ebrahim is a Video Producer/Editor and Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at the Center.