New Book Addresses Modern-Day Segregation

El Paso, TX, USA; February 10, 2014How Do Hurricane Katrina’s Winds Blow: Racism in 21st Century New Orleans, the first book by Liza Lugo, JD, will be released, and is scheduled for world-wide distribution, by ABC-CLIO Praeger Publishing on March 31, 2014.

How Do Hurricane Katrina’s Winds Blow:  Racism in 21st Century New OrleansHow Do Hurricane Katrina’s Winds Blow? is the second book in Praeger Publishing’s new series Racism in American Institutions, a series that, according to series editor, Brian D. Behnken, “examines the ways in which racism has become, and remains, a part of the fabric of many American institutions.” Behnken states in the book’s forward that Lugo provides “an authoritatively legalistic perspective,” yet, this is “a social, legal, and historical study of not just New Orleans, not just Katrina, but of the African-American lived perspective throughout U.S. history.”

According to Dr. Antonio Flores, President and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, How Do Hurricane Katrina’s Winds Blow? explains “the power of law to reinforce the process of dehumanization, but equally the need for law to restrain it.”

How Do Hurricane Katrina’s Winds Blow?: Racism in 21st Century New Orleans is available now for pre-order on, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, numerous college bookstores, and via the publisher’s website at:

Ms. Lugo received her juris doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in government and world affairs from the University of Tampa where she graduated magna cum laude. Lugo is planning a nation-wide book tour beginning this summer.

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