Skip to comments.Dean: Race Played a Role in Katrina Deaths
Posted on 09/07/2005 8:41:30 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 11:00 p.m. EDT Dean: Race Played a Role in Katrina Deaths
Race was a factor in the death toll from Hurricane Katrina, Howard Dean told members of the National Baptist Convention of America on Wednesday at the group's annual meeting.
Dean, chairman of the Democratic party, made the comments to the Baptists' Political and Social Justice Commission. The Baptist Convention, with an estimated 3.5 million members, is one of the largest black religious groups in the country. "We must ... come to terms with the ugly truth that skin color, age and economics played a deadly role in who survived and who did not," Dean said.
Dean said Americans have a moral responsibility to not ignore the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Katrina when it struck the Gulf Coast.
The former presidential candidate said the government will be judged by how it treats the old, the young and the poor.
"People are poor in different parts of the country. They are not refugees. They are Americans," he said.
Dean said that instead of considering proposed estate tax breaks, the Senate should channel the money into disaster relief.
"Shall we give that to the wealthiest people in the country, or should we rebuild New Orleans?" Dean said.
Dean also urged the government to exempt victims of Hurricane Katrina from a stricter new bankruptcy law for one year.
Ken Mehlman, Dean's counterpart at the Republican National Committee, said he hoped Dean "will match his rhetoric with his support for reforms that replace bureaucracy and entitlement with hope and opportunity."
Stephen J. Thurston, president of the Baptist Convention, said there was a lack of response and sensitivity by the government following the Gulf Coast disaster.
Why wasn't Dr. Dean down in NOLA assisting the relief effort like Frist?
Well, if our National
Psychopath deems it so, that IT!!
Dean couldn't find NO............
A refugee is someone who moves elsewhere to seek refuge.
Why is refugee a bad word?
Do we have to euphamize that away like all the other plain words of the based ...
A 'temporarily-housed American'?
Frist goes to Lois Armstrong airport and administers first aid.
Dean race bates and squeals like a stuck pig.
The differences between a politician and a politician who is also a leader couldn't be more clear.
Is that what you meant, Howard
Maybe I missed it but I haven't seen the Vermont welcome wagon showing up in Houston or elsewhere offering 'poor folk' a ride and a life back in Vermont. Of course not too many spare rooms in Martha's Vineyard are being offered up to these folks either.
" It's cheap political theatrics"
Raise Taxes Raise Taxes Raise Taxes
It time we stopped our contributions untill this kind of propaganda stops.
Yeah, the hurricane looked around and said, "Let me see if I can find some black people."
where is Rev Al Sharpton ? He must be rehearsing his script all week .
MARK MY WORDS.Sharpton or Jackson will be DEMAMDING a Million Dollars reparation for black victims of the hurricane. I predict it first , here on FR. (Then you know that Jackson will find a way of relieving those same bros of some of that loot ) Gaurentee it will happen ..
Speaking of taxes and whatnot Howard, if you had any sense you'd see that minorities have been jacked by people like you that support a RACIST income tax. Do away with the current tax system and allow everyone, especially minorities, to start and own their own businesses without having to deal with your crappy tax system. A system you have used to keep the minorities poor.
Oh, by the way Howard, you have beady little weasel eyes that are too close together. Based on that and the garbage you spew you are not the brightest bulb around.
Dean and the Rats will not be happy until civil war breaks out.
Every time Dean opens his mouth the dems lose more votes. Keep on talking Mr. Dean!
Well, that is what people are saying about Blanco denying food, water and sanitary needs to be brought in by the Red Cross. So, maybe Dean has a point for once.
Im afraid you are right . The Dems have gone so so far off the hook at this point that they will not be happy until they destroy this country .I truely believe that .
People gravitate to what they are good at......
with Frist, it's doctorin',
With Dean, it's bitchin.'
That has been Jackson's modus operandi for 30 years. Your prediction is already carved in stone!
From one "newbie" to another, welcome to FR.
Well, there was the race to Walmart.
And what would be wrong with this demand? 9/11 families received, on average, 1.2M.... Your family members who may have lost their lives in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam or ME conflicts recieved what?
Thanx man..I been reading FR for a long time ( up way too late at night doing it by the way )but decided I had to jump in and start putting in my 2 cents
I'm a bit confused at your posting.
I gotta feeling your 2 cents are a good investment.
And your point is?
I truly believe that - if Jesus doesn't come first - our country will literally split into x number of smaller countries in the near future. And I fear that it's gone too far to turn it back. The 'Imminent Domain' ruling was a breath taking slap in every American's face. And now all this.
Forget it . I though it was obvious.
Yea , Im afraid you are right . That will be the new cry next week .We demand 1 million for each survivor.
It's called "Learned Helplessness."
Love your tagline, SandRat!
The Dems have come a long, shameful way since JFKennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
Today, if JFK came back to life in America, he'd have to change his party affiliation to Republican!"
The people of NO are not Dean's kind of people. He fears for his safety.
BTW: Did anyone spot Michael Moore wading in the water making his next docu_lie.
It'd be the last thing they ever do, without a doubt. I used to think they couldn't be that stupid; now I just don't know.
At the 2004 General Assembly of the National Council of Churches and Church World Service meeting
Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Thurston, National Baptist Convention of America
The Our VOTE Training Manual, provides a much needed resource to African American Church leaders. The Black Church has historically been involved in social justice efforts that move us towards the liberation of our people. The prophetic voice of the Civil Rights Movement used the power of our voice to bring about social change that brought about the Right to Vote. As a people we can not afford to rely on others to speak on our behalf. The future of our communities and the future of the church are at stake.
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Reverend Dr. Stephen J. Thurston, President
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
Rev. Stephen Thurston, president of the National Baptist Convention of America and pastor of New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church on Chicago's South Side, said he favors hiring lobbyists to make the agenda mainstream.
He also said building bridges could fill the void left by the defunct Congress of National Black Churches
"We don't have a political agenda, we have a faith agenda," Thurston said. "The Bible says faith without works is dead. We preach about it. Teach about it. It's nothing new."
Still, clergy did not hesitate to criticize the Bush administration from the pulpit.
"After 50 years of struggle, we face a nation and a world where the gains of African-Americans have been eroded by an uncompassionate leadership under the guise of compassionate conservatism," Jemison said. "Money that could be used to alleviate poverty, lift up suffering and make a difference in the lives of others has been used in a war that is immoral and threatens the lives of our boys and girls."
"We can be out of slavery, out of segregation, have the right to vote, but still starve to death unless you get to the fourth stage, access to capital, industry and technology," he said. "That's what the four conventions reconnecting is about."
Tired of seeing America's moral agenda hijacked by debates over gay rights
... Stephen Thurston, president of the National Baptist Convention of ...
My point is... that all the NO insurgents, uhmmm, refugees, should be provided with beaucoup $'s. Immediately. I am suggesting they be given debit cards for $3K/mo, up to a lifetime limit of the 9/11 average of 1.2M. Please, let's cooperate here. Thank you and please email me with questions on the details of this program.
"And what would be wrong with this demand? 9/11 families received, on average, 1.2M.... "
That was in large part to keep the families from suing the airlines into bankruptcy. No airlines or really anybody to sue here.
You are equating death in war to death by natural disaster? HUH? Also, I can't recall hearing of any family receiving that much money for losing a loved one to war in the first place. Not one single one.
No, I'm not suggesting that. The Feds set a standard with 9/11 families. Now we need to carry that forward with every citizen, or military volunteer, (my greatest respect to these folks), who are hurt, injured, inconvienced in any way whatsoever. The Feds need to pay them, and make it right. Isn't that where we are going?
Oh, I get it now! Sorry. :-)
The only "race" that played a role was the "race" to blame President Bush.
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