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Concentrated poverty in New Orleans 10 years after Katrina

August 27, 2015, Alan Berube and Natalie Holmes

The death and massive displacement that Hurricane Katrina and subsequent levee failures caused in New Orleans 10 years ago caused many Americans at the time to ask: How could this happen? How could so many vulnerable residents—especially low-income African Americans in poor health—be left behind in the devastation?

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