Black Out

Chapman, Carol Flake
February 2006
New Republic;2/27/2006, Vol. 234 Issue 7, p16
The article focuses on the celebration of Mardi Gras, and the Carnival season preceding it, in disaster-struck New Orleans, Louisiana. Attorney David Belfield, a Zulu club member, feels that Carnival should not be celebrated, as 70% of the city's inhabitants have not returned since Hurricane Katrina forced the evacuation of the city in August, 2005. Racial, economic and social arguments are presented regarding whether Carnival should be celebrated in 2006.


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