Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson has again placed his hand between the flint and the stone. In his latest book, Come Hell or High Water, the “hip-hop intellectual” champions the issues plaguing the disenfranchised in America.
Dyson recently appeared on a wide array of local and national television and radio programs with his New York Times best seller Is Bill Cosby Right?, but never before has there been a subject closer to Dyson’s heart than what happened to the black poor in New Orleans following the emotional, economic and cultural devastation that was Hurricane Katrina.
Stories about Katrina victims continue to make headlines today for good reason: the victims of Katrina are still suffering and in desperate need of help and attention, but have no voice. Dyson comes to their aid by giving them a passionate voicea voice during a time when the government and many Americans have seemingly forgotten that race and class continue to divide the United States.