The 6th anniversary of Katrina is coming up this month. I rewatched the second doc by Spike Lee about Katrina called "If G-s is Willing and the Creek Don't Rise" and one of the saddest parts for me is the debate on the tearing down of the projects and building of mixed-income housing.
There are two sides it seems to this debate. One that said that the gov't was just waiting for the opportunity to tear them down and the forced evacuation of the people because of Katrina was just the right opportunity to do what they had always wanted to do but couldn't...get the Black poor out and build housing that would bring in more desirable people.
The other side says that the projects were so bad they couldn't in good conscious let anyone move back in.
This is the aricle from 2007 when it all happened. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/14/us/nationalspecial/14orleans.html
Here is a blog someone sent me not too long ago.
So I guess the debate is, who do you think is right?