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Friday, August 25, 2006

Crescent City Update

Since there is some debate about race in New Orleans and Katrina, here is the quote from the article referenced...

You may also think that poor, black New Orleanians constituted the majority of victims killed by the Corps’ incompetence. In fact, white and black, rich and poor, New Orleanians shared equally in the suffering and death. The last published tally I saw showed that whites and blacks died in roughly the same proportion. If that is accurate, given that the population of the city in the last census was only 28-percent white, white New Orleanians died in proportionately higher numbers.


Hope that clears it up.

4 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

I understand what it says, I just wonder how that happened? It's a numbers thing.

Bubba said...

aaWhy? Basically all of New Orleans was under water. That means the rich people, the poor people, the white people, the black people, even the green people.

Bubba's Sis said...

If all of New Orleans was under water, and there were more blacks than whites in New Orleans, then how were blacks and whites affected equally? Somewhere there's a bunch of blacks that weren't affected. And where were the green people? How were they affected and in what proportion?

japruf said...

much as i like my civil engineering friends, it is a dumb place to build a city. sure, the levees should hold, but really trying to channel a really big river that moves quite a bit by its very nature is a bad idea. swamps are swamps for good reasons, and people generally don't live in them for those reasons. none of it should be rebuilt except for the parts that don't require massive and expensive levee systems that damage the entire region's ecosystem to begin to be inhabitable.