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Originally posted by deltaboy
Originally posted by Seeking Nirvana
"...they are so black..."
they are as black as they can get. if Katrina hit somewhere that is dominantly white and u see people screaming for help recorded by aerial helos reporters be saying they are so white. why did so many whites have to die here.
Beg as much as you would like, I would not care if it was Ottawa; Washington D.C or Jerusalem. Common sense is only boring to those who cannot understand same.
Originally posted by CatHerder
Please... this isn't denial, it's the Mississippi. There is no fantasy on my end, there is just plain old boring common sense. I'm far from defensive regarding this.
Now, now, we are supposed to be civil in here, try and keep your enmity at bay.
However you wish to spin your fantasy does not negate the fact that the Super 8 Motel crowd do not frequent the Ritz Carlton, nor does it negate the fact that the aid was provided first and foremost to not those roaming through the feces; gas and oil infested waters looking for food, shelter and clothing, but to those who were well surrounded by glitz, glamour and the smell of gold leaf and granite.
You tell me, since you pose the question I presume you have an answer. Now how many days can a human being go on living on a roof top or in an area covered by feces and corpse infected waters up to their necks? How many days exactly does it take for the mighty US military to traverse the land with its myriad of helicopters; assault vessels and life-saving food drops, Catherder?
These people were rescured on what, day five? Day six? How many tens of thousands were rescued before them?
Whatever these statistics are supposed to prove, let us reflect, no! let you reflect on what you saw in both the Superdome and Community Centres. How many of those 43,5% whites did you see sleeping in those cots as the camera panned the premises, hmm? How many whites did you see dead; mutilated or raped, hmm? My life was built around mathematics, Catherder, and given that I had already in our first confrontation, crushed your mathematical and angular contortions on the 757 hitting the pentagon thread, I have no compunction whatsoever in proving to you that a 12.8% disparity is but one of your poor write-offs, should you pursue this and raise my ire.
So, the two worst effected areas consists of 264,283 whites and 342,025 blacks -- 77,742 is not as much of a disparity as you assumed I bet?
Now tell me why so many dead black men and women; so many black men and women are seen in these shelters; so many black men and women could not leave the areas versus white men and women. Are they all so much more defiant and sure than the whites that their premises would withstand Katrina that they stayed, Catherder? You are not paying attention my dear. Why would these black well off people choose to play with their lives, Catherder? Why is it necessary for FEMA to issue $2,000 debit cards to the well to do, Catherder? Why would the US government be intrinsically concerned with knowing which of these survivors are so as to deliver their social security, Catherder? Why would Wall Mart; K-mart; Wendy's and the like be offering continued salary to the well to do black people, Catherder? I want answers, not your manipulated statistics.
Lets enlarge the area to include both Louisiana and Mississippi: population of LA, 4,338,020 (total white:2,799,224 - total black:1,422,273), total population of MS 2,824,637 (total white:1,746,099 - total black:1,033,809). That's 4.53 million whites and 2.45 million blacks. (Or, more accurately, 6.98 million Americans.)
Holy smokes, it looks like there are 2 million more whites than blacks in these two states.
Re-read my posts, for how many times must I be expected to repeat myself before it sinks in? It is first and foremost a class issue, and that class issue happens to place black US citizens in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama at the bottom of the rung.
I guess now the racial card is making even less sense. Could it be a poverty issue and not a racial issue?
Well, lets look at that as well. Percentage of population living below poverty line:
I do not care how many ways you can excuse the lack of rescue, the row boat is no longer the staple of the US military.
Air rescue is hindered by many power lines and many other near invisible obsticles.