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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 

Katrina Facts. Not Racism

Here are a few factual statistics that shed light on the lies told to the congressional committe:

Hat tip to Newsmax, which notes:

...preliminary figures compiled by the morgue in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, which is the primary facility handling the bodies of Katrina deceased, show that a majority of the dead in New Orleans and surrounding parishes were actually not black.
Of the 883 bodies processed so far by medical examiners at St. Gabriel, 562 have been identified by race. Slightly less than half that number - 48 percent - are African-American.

Forty-one percent are white, 8 percent unknown and 2 percent Hispanic.

The remarkable numbers, which undermine claims that Katrina rescue efforts were somehow infused by racism, have been completely ignored by the national media, with only the Lousiana-based news web site, The Bayou Buzz, devoting any coverage at all to the story.

The surprisingly low death rate for black Katrina victims comes despite the fact that New Orleans itself was more than two-thirds black [67 percent] when the storm hit. White residents made up less than a third [28 percent] of the city's population, according to U.S. Census bureau numbers.


Wow it sure was a genocidal attempt on Blacks living in the New Orleans area.

“We were abandoned. City officials did nothing to protect us,” Patricia Thompson, a New Orleans evacuee said.
“We saw buses, helicopters and FEMA trucks, but no one stopped to help us. We never felt so cut off in all our lives. "No one is going to tell me it wasn't a race issue," she told Congress.

Community activist Leah Hodges said, with tears in her eyes, that Black residents “died from neglect.”

At times during the hearing, the survivors even compared themselves to victims of genocide and the Holocaust.

There are the statments made by the poor racial victems of Katrina made to Congress, and there are the official states up to date of processed dead ( not a polite way to say it but accurate) It looks to me like there were a lot of victems that were not black. But then agaian when you listan to these people (not being a racial, I am refering to these activists), the whole world has been against them.

When will these poor proffesional victems stop their lieing and when will the MSM tell the whole truth?

It's important to note quickly what's happening here with these death statistics from Louisiana. The supporters of the opportunistic Sophists in the government are going to use these, and you need to know how. Read this post, then read this. Then look how it is further practiced. Now to these death statistics:

There were several issues raised in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that related to the black community:

1. Hurricane Katrina exposed the dire national problem of the black community's poverty, which has not been addressed successfully. This has been exposed to the world, and our national integrity and the ability to lead is on the line.

2. Most of the people who WANTED to leave but COULDN'T leave were blacks with no money and no cars. It is reasonable to assume many whites, who control the wealth in Louisiana, stayed behind to protect property and homes. Blacks had little property to protect. I'm not saying this is the explanation, but it is worth consideration.

Examining the races of the dead is important but you would be foolish to draw conclusions at this stage. First, the race of the dead doesn't fully address either of these two issues above. Opponents are trying to smack the race question down, once again. Come on! Let's fix this! Educate yourself - explore my blog.

Second, who are these dead? What was their motive for staying, or were they unable to leave? We know their names, so we can study who they are. But "crowing" about the racial make-up of the dead to justify previously held notions only hurts yourself, if you have any thought for knowledge and not much for ideology.

When I lived in Europe friends would ask me where in the United States they should visit. I was asked so often I came up with a standard reply:

First, you should go to New York City. New York is the American branch of the world. Arguably, it's the capital of the world: Everyone is welcome in New York, even Iranians and Syrians who work for their governments. Even Castro. America doesn't get to play its petty hypocritical politics here. It's interesting to see what Americans do with their branch, just like it's interesting to see how the Japanese spin the world in Tokyo, the Australians with Sydney, the French with Paris, the English with London, etc. They are national takes on the same city.

Second, go to New Orleans. I spent over a month there in college. I was so stressed over grades one semester I almost ran away to live in a friend's place on St. Charles (now it's gone). They have Mardi Gras, voodoo, hoodoo, jazz, a vibrant black culture, above-ground cemetaries, swamps, people who speak French all over the place, a unique newspaper name, and Louisiana has this crazy government system that produces outrageous politicians. You won't find a more colorfulpeople and everyone's friendly though the whites can be deathly racist. They have drive-through margaritas! But you have to be careful because next to complete oppulence you have abject poverty, like the time I went jogging through the Garden District and crossed Magazine Street with a New York Times. I decided to walk to the newly redeveloped "Riverwalk." I wasn't paying attention in my jogging outfit reading the paper. Suddenly I looked up and spray painted all over the houses were things like "R.I.P. Bump" and "I Will Miss You Always Charles." This wasn't the Garden District. I decided to get to the Riverwalk so I quickened my pace. But there was no waterfront, there was a wharf. The Riverwalk didn't extend this far. A few crack whores. I was nervous, son. I started walking down the street and a patrol car came driving down the wharf and stopped me. He asked what I was doing there. I said nothing, that I was just reading and walking, and that I was a little lost. He said that unless I wanted to be robbed, raped or dead, that I should get in his patrol car and he can take me home. So stay in the areas the hotel clears, because there is no zoning; it's all checkerboard with good and bad neighborhoods, and the police are corrupt and agressive in trying to keep the people under control. But still, see New Orleans

Third, go to San Francisco. And then if you see anything else in the United States, well, good for you.

Thankyou for replying and reading my blog. I like the fact you link examples for your argument. Thankyou. However i think you failed to see my point. Admitedly sometimes I do not make myself clear. What I was saying is that despite the claims it was genocide the evidance shows it was not a government conspirocy to kill African Americans. Katrina hit Mississippi harder then New Orleans, and that there was alot of non leadership on local and state authorities side before FEMA ever got involved.

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