As this week marked the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry aired her reasons on why the country has yet to learn it’s lesson from one of the most deadliest natural disasters to date.
Filling in for Rachel Maddow on Monday’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”, Harris-Perry, a Tulane professor, criticized the country’s lack of progress on the racial and economic issues that Hurricane Katrina revealed in light of physical damage.
“We watched as Americans were abandoned on the rooftops of their homes, and we realized that our system could not even get water to the people of a major American city for days,” Harris-Perry said.
Hurricane Katrina may have taught us how to take mother nature seriously, Harris-Perry believes, but the biggest lessons from 2005 have somehow slipped to the way side.
“Six years later, the long-term lessons about public policy, mutual investment is what we as a people are still refusing to learn,” she concluded.
Watch Harris-Perry’s thoughts in the video below: