Thursday, May 18, 2006

Reconstruction is slow in New Orleans...

Photo shows weeds flourishing around this Lower Ninth Ward home in New Orleans.

Disparities in wealth and in the distance of evacuees from their ruined houses dictate in many cases which neighborhoods will be part of the city's future and which will be consigned to its history.

The impression I get is that not much progress has been made in any of the destroyed neighborhoods. Hopefully, after the mayoral election this coming weekend we will begin to see signs of progress.

Photo: Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post. (Courtesy of Truthout)