Tuesday, September 06, 2005

New Orleans Death Trap: Thousands of Black Poor Left to Die

Hurricane Shows Race and Class Decide
Who Lives and Dies in Capitalist America



New Orleans Death Trap:
Thousands of Black Poor Left to Die





SEPTEMBER 5 – The New Orleans disaster was man-made. It was the product of a government that defends only the property and interests of the ruling class, and refused to make preparations for a catastrophe that everyone knew was coming. The horrendous suffering and still-unknown death toll reaching into the thousands was determined by class and race: the rich and white got out in their SUVs, while the poor and black, without cars and money and credit cards, were left to fend for themselves against the inundation.

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1 comment:

DJ Kukenan said...

that was a test for the real "human care" of bush to the poor people. it seems like bush only use them for excuse for a new war or money. so, how can i trust in somebody that says he is struggling for democracy and for the good of the humannity, if that same man is the one who let people like me, die in the middle of a emegency????