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As Floodwaters Rage, Rural Areas Are Sacrificed to Spare Louisiana's Cities

What are the ethical implications of flooding communities in largely rural areas in order to save New Orleans and Baton Rouge from the rising waters? On MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts this morning, The Nation's Melissa Harris-Perry says that just as soldiers are making sacrifices in wars abroad, rural residents are being asked to bear the brunt of the floods here at home. People in New Orleans need to acknowledge this great sacrifice and work to provide these communities with the health care, housing and education they will need to recover from the flooding.

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