posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 11:29 PM
Good lord! Unless the news channels are purposely enhancing the colour of people now, the majority of the individuals shown in all of the rescue areas
and all of the shelters are black.
I am white and I could not help but notice that the majority of individuals shown were black. Nor did I fail to see that the repeated footage of the
looters were...black, never mind that among the derelicts, many of whom were walking out of establishments with scores of diapers for their
babies...were black. They were so rich they stole diapers for kicks?
But the fact they were portrayed as looters in areas still not accessed 4 days later by rescue operations somehow makes this indisputable poverty
stricken class the lowest of criminals. And why not, since it serves a purpose?.
And I most definitely noticed that the good news stories of rescues and reunited families were centred among the whites. I recall this morning
listening to someone holed up in the Ritz hotel bemoaning how they have no food and no way out. This is the Ritz hotel, not Motel la Roach. This
evening, that same news channel was pleased to report the oh so harrowing experience of these Ritz hotel guests who were later told to evacuate and
head to the Marriott where they were met by 18 buses, armed guards and hovering helicopters with which to aid their escape. My how traumatized they
must still be that the guests of the Ritz hotel had to resort to pleading with the news agencies to receive attention!