BP Gulf Oil Disaster—NAACP Investigation DAY V—Biloxi, MS

James Crowell NAACP Branch President of Biloxi, MS took me on a tour which focused on “The Peninsula” which is a low income primarily African American and Vietnamese American area. This community is particularly concerned about the oil disaster because they haven’t fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina yet. Also, if the oil comes in, they will be surrounded on three sides. They wonder what this will mean for their quality of life and potential displacement, particularly if there is a hurricane which would significantly exacerbate the situation.

 While appreciating the tour, it was a bittersweet because, while I appreciated the history, I feared for the vulnerability left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the threat of both the oil disaster and the coming hurricane season.

(VIDEO TO COME–HAVING TROUBLE EMBEDDING)

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