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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