Spike Lee On Hurricane Katrina (Pg. 2)

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Vibe / August 19, 2010

THE BAD
The rebuilding of the projects was part of the plan put out by HUD [U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development] to dismantle public housing and replace it with mixed income [homes]. They used Hurricane Katrina and the breaching of the levees to knock down projects. The citizens didn’t just sit by and let this happen. In the scenes, you see them getting maced. They protested but buildings still got knocked down.