Surprise! A racial imbalance in the death stats for
Katrina DOES exhist. But guess what ... statistically
more WHITE people died than their population
percentage suggested should have. So was there
indeed rescue racism during hurricane Katrina
... against whites and not blacks? Yep. Could be!
And as far as seeing seas of black faces being left
behind in New Orleans ... perhaps that's because
only 28 percent of the city is a white population?
By Nathan Burchfiel
December 14, 2005
(CNSNews.com) - Statistics released by the Louisiana Department of
Health and Hospitals suggest that fewer than half of the victims of
Hurricane Katrina were black, and that whites died at the highest rate of
all races in New Orleans.
But the state's demographic information suggests that whites in New
Orleans died at a higher rate than minorities. According to the 2000
census, whites make up 28 percent of the city's population, but the
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals indicates that whites
constitute 36.6 percent of the storm's fatalities in the city.
African-Americans make up 67.25 percent of the population and 59.1
percent of the deceased. Other minorities constitute approximately 5
percent of the population and represented 4.3 percent of the storm's
[edit on 12/17/2005 by FlyersFan]