Come Hell Or High Water : Hurricane Katrina And The Color Of Disaster By Michael Eric

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Book Review: Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by
Michael Eric Dyson
Tyler Funk
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people”- Kanye West
The look on Mike Myers’ face when these words were uttered on National Television was enough to encompass the reaction that everyone who was watching the special had. But maybe the look wasn’t one of realization that what West had said was absolutely ridiculous, but perhaps the opposite. In Come Hell or High Water, author Michael Eric Dyson makes an extensive argument that whether directly or indirectly, the issue of race had the biggest impact before, during, and in the aftermath of the disaster. While reading this book, I became immediately captivated by the passion and emotion that were in the words of Dyson, and I discovered that not only was Dyson giving his view of the pain that was endured, but he was putting himself inside the pain and feeling it for himself. The research methods of Dyson were versatile, from extensive research to firsthand account analysis. I have the utmost respect for
Dyson and his testimony to the atrocities and sufferings that were Hurricane Katrina, and I do believe that this book should be a requirement for classes in the future.
As I give my review of Come Hell or High Water, I am going to touch on the most important segments and chapters of the book, in an attempt to convey the emotions and points of emphasis that Dyson is trying to make. To begin the book, Dyson explains…

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