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9 Ways Race Is Still Playing a Dominant Role in the Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina Victims 10 Years Later


Katrina Was Not An Equal Opportunity Disaster

Although current New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu and others have labeled Katrina an equal-opportunity storm, a Black homeowner in the city was four times more likely to live in a flooded area than a white homeowner, according to the book Katrina by Gary Rivlin. Additionally, 51 percent of Louisiana residents who were killed by Katrina were Black while in Orleans parish, 68 percent of deaths (459 out of 680 total) were African-Americans, according to a 2008 article in the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, entitled, “Hurricane Katrina Deaths, Louisiana, 2005.”



The Government’s Disastrously Slow Response To Katrina Was Racist

It was five days before sufficient federal or state help arrived for the tens of thousands of Blacks who were marooned in the city, according to a 2010 PBS timeline. A number of African-American political leaders charged that the response would have been far quicker had the victims been in the predominantly white cities of Palm Beach or Boca Raton.

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  1. What us Israelites {Black people} need is AN ALTERNATIVE! Istead of putting our kids thru public schools which is a haven for infested crime, sexual immorality, bullying, CONTROLLED INFORMATION THAT WON'T ASSIST US BLACK IN BECOMING SELF-SUFFICIENT SO WE CAN OWN OUR OWN BUSINESS AND BECOME SELF EMPLOYED!!

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that New Orleans is gonna be just like Atlanta as far as economic efficiency but specifically among the black. New Orleans will become that elite city economically one day that will compete against London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, etc but WE BLACKS need to build our own economy before The Most High completely destroys this wicked kingdom.

    I have a relative who was home-schooled and I thought that this is a bad idea because I thought it was gonna deprve him of a social life but it didn't, not only it improved his social life, he's now a international musician from New Orleans who plays his his older brother Shamarr Allen!

    A friend of mine is trying to promote his business in New Olrenas to the public eye called Flatout Cleaning Service, PLEASE BLACK PEOPLE HELF FUND HISBUSINESS AND KEEP THE DOLLAR IN THE OUT COMMUNITY BLACK!

    If these white devils can raise over 1 million dollars to bail some homosexual faggot out of jail after he murdered 9 black members of a christian church in Charleston, SC when why can we raise millions of dollars to help make parts of the lower 9th ward inhabitable again, instead of relying on the f**kin goverment all the time!? Let's start our own Kickstarter or Go Fund Me fundraising campaign!

  2. This is sad, and this is why the President is quiet on the race issue. He shouldn't be , but in all reality, how do you tackle this many issues, with this broad of a range? We need a "go behind" program, that goes behind these racist agencies and makes up the value of systematic racism in dollars. Something that can finally make sense.

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