posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 02:54 PM
OK, With the little bit of information I have recived during the storm and the aftermath it appears to me that the subject of Racisim has grown into
something it is not.
I have ben raised and I live in the greater New Orleans area and I never left my house for the events of the storm. I know the culture and I know the
people. Most of all I know the area. I couldn't believe it when I was listening to a raido news cast and they said "This hurricane selected the low
income poor black communtiy" and if you don't mid me saying so thats BS. When after 2 weeks of no TV power or communications I managed to pick up
CBS news on basic cable I kept seeing pictures of low income poor housing black citizens of the area and high income upscale white people being
interviewed. It occured to me that the media was yet again portrayigna false immage of what was going on. Also there were many complaints about hte
looting and how it was mostly black ciizens doing so. Lets look at this from a reasonable standpoint.
New Orleans has a major crime problem and always has. New Orleans and its outlying areas are about a good 75% afarican american and the other 35% is
a mix of Hispanic Asain and Cacusacain. Of course the predominate ammout of people you will see are the afracain amercans.
Let me tell you what happend to me....
IN my nebighorhood in the week directly following the storm these 3 crime related events occured to my knowldge.
1. I personally eyewittnessed 2 Black men syphoning gasoline from a parked car.
2. I personally wittnessed 2 13 yearold Asain girls break into, steal and live in a nebighors house. Why? we don't know but they stole their guns and
ate all of ther food and lived in the house for a week...
3. I also wittnessed an Asain male steal a roofing ladder from a family reparing their roof.
Now you look at that... 2 black guys, and 3 asains... and thats to my knowldge.
On to the slective part. Personally I do not see how this hurricane could have been selective to the low income black community, except for the fact
that the cheap housing is cheap peacuse it is in low lyeing areas.... Now most of the Black community in the GNOA (greater new orleans area) live in
New orleans east.... As of today there is still an average of 4 feet of water in that area. In 1989 a major mall was opened in this area it was on eof
the largest malls int eh country and it was to "revitlize the community and produce economic prospeity" when this mall opened the black community
flocked to the region and it infact did what it said it was to do. This area has indeeded flooded but it is in no way selected. THe people have said
and I quote " They moved us there because they knew this was to happen."
Now I take you into my personal area.
I live in an upscale nebighorhood and am what mosst of you consparicy theorist wouldl call... a "yuppie" the houses in my nebhorhood range for
400,000 - 1.5 mil. the community in my nebighorhood is about 60% black and then asain then its white then is spanish. There are many many many rich
black people in the new orleans area and I can speak for that myself.
The Mississippi delta region was one of the hardest hit. THe mississippi delta region has cheap land for lots. Why? because it is outside the levee
protection system. The population density down there is predomiantly white families in the 50,000 - 100,000$ income range. WHy? because they are
1. comerical fissherman
2. work for the refineries.
That was one of that hardest hit areas in the liousiana area. The places.. Buras, Port Sulpher, Venice and a few other communities like mertyle grove
are under 12 feet of water because the gulf of mexico was pushed up there. its not flood waters that have got them it is the Gulf. They have no hope
the house 5 houses donwn from me was completly destroyed. I will bring pictures later but its gone. THe family who lived there was a whit middle class
family with 2 children and a dog. In my nebighorhood of about 150 households it was the only one to recieve sever unreparible dammage. While my house
lost a grand total of 5 shingles and recived no other dammage.
Now look, this hurricane was not racist and it was just the luck of the draw and if you think that the hurricane was racist then I suppose you look up
the definition of a living thinking orgnaisim.