This was the ninth trip of Obama, to the Orleans, the city which was badly destroyed due to the disastrous flood, in 2005. He visited the colorful new houses, new schools and community centers in Orleans. That’s why the name is ‘New Orleans’.
After shaking hands with residents and greeting children from the community, Obama said, “Just because the houses are nice doesn`t mean our job`s done”.
Estimating that it would take another five or 10 years of hard work, he said, “We still have a long way to go”. With 1-1/2 years left in his presidency, Obama has spent increasing amounts of time publicly addressing racial inequality and said, “he has plan to continue after leaving office in 2017” .
Brazile told reporters, while traveling with Obama, ‘Levees have been made stronger, homes have been built higher, and jobs are starting to return’,
“What started out as a natural disaster became a man-made disaster, a failure of government to look out for its own citizens,” Obama said.