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New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Case Study

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The history of the Vietnamese population in the United States is one of hardship, second chances, and an overwhelming sense of history and community. In the case of New Orleans, both in their journey to the American South and in the face of Hurricane Katrina, Vietnamese immigrants have been unquestionably resilient and improbably successful. After the storm, much of the national attention on the city was focused on the relationship between black and white. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese who had settled here were quietly returning and rebuilding. Although a relatively new immigrant community, the Vietnamese population has embodied the diversity and toughness that defines New Orleans while undertaking what one could consider the quintessential pursuit
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