Skip to comments.What If They Were White (SeeBS Racist Barf Alert)
Posted on 09/04/2005 6:25:47 PM PDT by CreviceTool
What If They Were White?
NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2005
(CBS) The fact that many of those suffering most in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are poor, and black, has outraged a lot of people. Justifiably so, in the opinion of CBS News Sunday Morning Contributor Nancy Giles. Here is her commentary from Sept. 4, 2005:
After meeting with Louisiana officials last week, Rev. Jesse Jackson said: "Many black people feel that their race, their property conditions and their voting patterns have been a factor in the response." He continued: "I'm not saying that myself."
Then I'll say it.
If the majority of the hardest hit victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans were white people, they would not have gone for days without food and water, forcing many to steal for mere survival.
Their bodies would not have been left to float in putrid water.
They would have been rescued and relocated a hell of a lot faster than this. Period.
I mean, reporters and crews are getting to stranded people, and government and military agencies can't? Why doesn't CNN run FEMA?
When I saw pictures of black people taking things from stores, my first thought was: "How are those Air Jordans necessary for your survival?"
Then it hit me: People needed shoes and clothing. Some escaped the floods with just the clothing on their backs
We have American citizens, not "refugees" from an underdeveloped country, still waiting for shelter.
You leave children, pregnant women, the elderly, even the able-bodied, in a city destroyed with no help, no food, no water, no electricity for three, four, five days? What would you do if your family was starving, and you saw people dying in the street?
And why didn't the stores in the disaster areas simply make their goods available to these desperate folks? Surely, they've got insurance.
Love thy neighbor. Didn't I read that somewhere?
The real war is not in Iraq, but right here in America. It's the War on Poverty, and it's a war that's been ignored and lost. An estimated 37 million Americans are living in poverty. New Orleans is one of the poorest cities in the country, with 40 percent of its children living in poverty. Mississippi has the highest poverty rate of any state. We've repeatedly given tax cuts to the wealthiest, and left our most vulnerable American citizens to basically fend for themselves.
The whole world is watching. And once again, a day late and a dollar short, words of wisdom from our president: "This is a huge task that we're dealing with." "These are tough times." "Give cash."
Once again, he finds the photo op: Some black folks to hug, some white men in Mississippi to bond with. He flies over the messy parts of New Orleans, waves and leaves.
The president has put himself at risk by visiting the troops in Iraq, but didn't venture anywhere near the Superdome or the Convention Center, where thousands of victims, mostly black and poor, needed to see that he gave a damn.
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NANCY GILES--- DONATE EVERYTHING YOU OWN TO CHARITY NOW!!!! OR SHUT UP.
I wonder how many families this woman will take in?
How many will Rainbow/Push take in?
Why didn't Geraldo take the starving baby with him friday night. I understand that HE had transportation and armed guards.
All of these finger pointers need to be asked what are they personally doing immediately as a first response to their
slanted politically questions/comments
How is it that, as a white male, I do not enjoy any advantages with regard to employment or other minority setasides, and yet the author of this article expects that as a dead white male my carcass would receive some special reverance?
If "the system" is going to treat me like crap when I'm alive, why would it do otherwise when I'm dead?
If everyone is so black down there you think they would have started walking North a whole lot sooner!!!!!(?)
Considering some of their ancestors kept making a run for it 100+ years ago whats with all the waitin around for a bus with toilet and a/c?
Lets ask Blanco. Maybe she would have declared a state of emergency by now!!
Some things never change.
Didn't Wal-Mart do just this until the looters took over.
This is truly disgusting, I'm very glad I didn't see it.
The War on Poverty has been "ignored"? I would not call four to six TRILLION dollars over 40 years "ignoring" ANYTHING, you "ignorant" lefty MSM twit! And what do we have to show for it? See NO post Katrina, or just about any major American inner city. There's your REAL quagmire, lady! Face it, using the liberal approach to the war on poverty, poverty won.
My first question to any reporter would be: How much have you donated personally to help towards the relief of victims?
You would, but I guess they were waiting for complimentary bus tickets from the rainbow coalition that never came.
Doesn't say much for the NYC public school system, either.
I'm sick of this racist crap.
They aren't black or white. They are human.
Gads, I'm sick of this racist crap!
Isn't it funny that most of the rescuers I see are white and they are rescuing mostly black people, at great risk. How is that racist?
Anyone watching the coverage, except perhaps the most devoted leftist, understands this is an ugliness that has seeped into the soul of career democrats.
Anyone making the accusation that help was delayed because of race is a racist, an idiot, and likely politically motivated. Evil is the best word I can think to describe them.
Racists like this ditzy bimbo need to be tried and then thrown into prison where they belong. Hatred like this only divides this country. We don't need it right now. Dividing a country during a time of war and/or crisis should be a crime.