Originally posted by mikellmikell
As you might have noticed with most crisis the people giving aid are generally white. Deal with it and shut up if it's racist yell at the black leaders if you can find one
Originally posted by stirling
A real gap exists between the middle to rich class and the working poor.....the better off crowd have a certain condescending attitude that rankles.....they cant help it because they are snobs.
The whole damn humanity runs like that.....
Someday there will be a reckoning and those with the wealth will find it does them not one whit of good,
Perhaps then they will understand what kind of assholes they really are........theyd gag a maggot.................
They arent down there trying to help the people, they are there making brownie points for their own egos.
Vive la French revolution!
Originally posted by Ex_CT2
Originally posted by muzzleflash
reply to post by Ex_CT2
They have to judge you on various criteria in order to determine what type of help to provide.
Judged as starving? Get them food.
Judged as homeless? Help em find shelter.
Judged as bleeding? Get a doctor.
Etc. Cant fix something if you refuse to judge which component needs repair.
Judged as worthless parents because they don't have "lactation consultants"? Give me a break....edit on 11/19/2012 by Ex_CT2 because: (no reason given)
As volunteers with the makeshift relief efforts have applied their own rules on how to dole out relief -- telling people where to wait and enforcing limits on how many blankets or food items storm victims receive -- some have entered the more fraught area of applying their own values to those they are helping.
As she gave out diapers and cases of infant formula to storm victims, Bethany Yarrow, 41, a folk singer from Williamsburg who has been volunteering with other parents from the private school her children attend, said she was shocked by the many poor mothers in the Arverne section of the Rockaways who did not breast feed. The group, she said, was working on bringing in a lactation consultant.
“So that it’s not just ‘Here are some diapers and then go back to your misery,’ ” she said.
Originally posted by juicebox
I think that is very degrading myself.... who the heck are they to tell them their child needs breast milk?? I've met rich people like this... they probably mean well but they are just soo out of touch with reality.