Black People : Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina racial unevenness

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  1. nilevalley

    nilevalley Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dec 18, 2014
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    The media images being transmitted of the historic flooding in Huston Texas brings back memories of the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005
    I want to say before I continue any farther I am for the residents of Huston sorry for the hurricane which had brought so much suffering to them and I hope they will get their lived back on track in the coming weeks ahead.

    I couldn't help but notice the public facilities that opened as emergency shelters for the city residents whom houses were flooded.
    One shelter was a high school. They sat up food buffets. People were seated at cafeteria tables that were comfortably spaced.Clothing donations were pouring in by the minute bags upon bags delivered on flats
    All of this public outpouring

    Then I thought if only the United States had compassion for the thousands of black people crowded in the New Orleans stadium to escape hurricane Katrina.
    If only they had hot meals and could sit at comfortable tables and eat instead of being cramped in uncomfortable seats day and night for a week.
    No fresh clothes. Young infants had no diapers or formula.
    IN. Fact I remember a man holding a young black infant to the camera begging the world to have mercy to get food to all the babies there.
    I saw a man hand his special needs brother an apple from a box of apples he looted a store for to get food for his relatives and others at the stadium.

    Wouldn't it have wonderful if the black victims of Katrina had been treated in a humane fashion hours after the hurricane hit?
    This morning and I listened to a female white reporter say about the people wading through waist deep flood water in Huston That these scenes were in the United States of America.
    Well lady these same scenes occurred in New Orleans during August 2005
    And all the black women men and children were in AMERICA also.
    Strange no one ever said that about them
    The day after Katrina.

  2. Symbol of America

    Symbol of America Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oct 1, 2017
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    nilevalley I was in NOLA during Hurricane Katrina and LORD knows I've seen things "you" wouldn't believe. I couldn't believe some of the things "I" saw. I summed up the immediate, short term and long term inadequacies to improper disaster mitigation, improper disaster response, incompatible communications systems, massive law enforcement abandonment on all levels in NOLA and the blatant disrespect shown to Lt. General Honore. FEMA denied this but numerous independent investigations revealed that massive emergency supplies were diverted to the White Parishes. Parish and LSP departments worked with Blackwater/Xe and Wackenhut/G4S to unilaterally protect White residents while committing wholesale executions of so-called Black rapist, thieves, armed robbers, looters and whatever they could shoot Blacks for under the color of authority and with impunity. Historically NOLA's rampant corruption was the catalyst for the wholesale failure of adequate disaster recovery resources and FEMA capped it all with the private contractor trailer scam. The truth of the matter is if the USACOE had originally constructed the Lake Pontchartrain Berms in accordance to it's own national standards the horrendous little known secret of now homeless starving dogs and the lakes population of now free alligators wouldn't have resorted to eating humans. Now after all the years of investigations of corruption involving Hurricane Katrina Former NOLA Mayor Nagin was the only individual charged, indicted and sentenced with a crime. As for Houston a large population of Katrina flood victims were relocated there. GOD only knows the psychological instability those Hurricane victims had to endure twice.
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