FWIW, the author of the quoted article has made this a racial hatchet-job aimed at...well, basically anyone who isn't African-American, from what I can tell.
He's described as being a "a social justice advocate and author"
whose works include The Debt – What America Owes to Blacks
Among his quotes from the article:
It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive. Four days after the storm, thousands of blacks in New Orleans are dying like dogs. No-one has come to help them.
Did chartered limousines come to whisk away the white hurricane victims who lived down the street?
I am a sixty-four year old African-American.
New Orleans marks the end of the America I strove for.
No, but New Orleans marks the beginning of taking Mother Nature FAR
I am hopeless.
At least we can agree on one thing!
I am sad. I am angry against my country for doing nothing when it mattered.
You're right - we should have just broken out the "Hurricane Death Ray" that we have in storage.
This is what we have come to. This defining watershed moment in America’s racial history.
Why must the issue of race be inserted here? Katrina was an Equal-Opportunity Storm, friend. It laid waste without discrimination; African-Americans, caucasians, Asians, Latinos - EVERYONE was a target of her wrath.
This article is race-baiting at its worst, if you ask me.
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