Hurricane Katrina 10 years later: a qualitative meta-analysis of communications and media studies of New Orleans’ Black community

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The environmental community rarely prioritizes a race-based analysis in environmental protection topics. There is a lack of representation by people of colors in leadership positions in engineering, media, science, law, advocacy and humanitarian response who can help improve the relationship between race and the environment.

This systematic review aimed to analyze the media coverage of African Americans impacted by Hurricane Katrina and included 31 papers. Results indicated that studies have highlighted how mediate perpetuated many of the longstanding problematic practices within US media related to the framing and presentation of African-American people.  This reiterated negative international media coverage of other natural disasters and played a damaging role in subsequent governmental response to New Orleans and its people after the storm.

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