Monday, December 20, 2010
Since my arrival in early 2007, I have spent most of my time volunteering in mostly poor, African American neighborhoods. And if there is one thing I have noticed from the beginning of my time witnessing the rebuilding process, is that primarily African American New Orleanians - were, are - the last in line to receive help, parts of the Lower 9th Ward being the exception. Just within these last months, Habitat for Humanity is now in the 7th Ward. What politicians and news people call "blight" in many (but not all) cases, are houses that never even received (mostly volunteered based) gutting/rehabbing...