SAS004 02: Water, Race, and Socio-Economic Class in America
From Gregory Pasternack on October 8th, 2017
NOTE: In the video podcast on Water, Race, and Socio-economic Class in America, I go into a discussion about a book called "The Rising Tide" when the time is 55 min 55 sec. I say that I asked you to read this for class. DISREGARD THAT statement. I used to have the class read excerpts from the book back when the course had a reader for purchase. Beginning in 2019 I ended the use of a paid reader and overhauled discussion sections into the format you experience now. As a result, you do not have to do this reading. Nevertheless, if you want to learn about racism during natural disasters, then I highly recommend "The Rising Tide". It is a powerful read. Most importantly, if you look at the differential response of the U.S. government to current natural disasters, you will see similar unequal financial and social treatment of people on the basis of race and socioeconomic class.