Black People : In Hurricane's Aftermath, Winfrey Calls for Apology

kente417mojo

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Why does the federal gov't and the public "owe" the people an apology?? The problem started with underprepared local government.

The Times-Picayune had an article from the Mayors office, that the next hurrican the population and citizens of NO are "ON THEIR OWN" and everyone wants an appology from the people who are there right now helping and trying the hardest to help all of these displaced people...

We need to quit looking for a scapegoate and worry about getting these people back into a thriving community...

Could thing have been handled a little quicker hell yes, were they no, no one is disputing that but if we think about the task that has been done so far it is quite amazeing. The Fed gov't was able to by the 5th day have almost 80 thousand people rescued and transported to facilities where they can get the help they need.

Some on this website have compared this to Castro moving 1.5 million people without loss of life. They started 5 days before and were removed at gunpoint. If the Fed gov't had done this 5 days before Katrina had hit how many people would have been up-in-arms over it, especially if the hurricane had veered off enough to miss NO.

We need to get beyond the "WHO'S TO BLAME" and make sure it doesnt happen again........

That's exactly what those idiots on television are saying. "We need to stop blaming people and just concentrate on getting those people into safe areas". That always sounds good when it's you that is at fault. Tell that to the people who watched their family members and friends die on the side of the road. If these idiots had advanced notice enough to tell people to leave, why didn't they use that time to get people together to help in the aftermath of a storm that they knew was going to be like none they've ever seen before. It's not just the local governments duty, especially with something this massive. That was stupidity to act as if this would be fixed by stuffing those poor people into the SuperDome. The problem is, if no one is held accountable and "blamed", this will happen again and again and again. Why is it that the government holds everyone unjustly responsible for every little mistake or short-coming of it's citizens, but once the light is shined on them, everyone is supposed to just forget it and move on?
 

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kente417mojo said:
That's exactly what those idiots on television are saying. "We need to stop blaming people and just concentrate on getting those people into safe areas". That always sounds good when it's you that is at fault. Tell that to the people who watched their family members and friends die on the side of the road. If these idiots had advanced notice enough to tell people to leave, why didn't they use that time to get people together to help in the aftermath of a storm that they knew was going to be like none they've ever seen before. It's not just the local governments duty, especially with something this massive. That was stupidity to act as if this would be fixed by stuffing those poor people into the SuperDome. The problem is, if no one is held accountable and "blamed", this will happen again and again and again. Why is it that the government holds everyone unjustly responsible for every little mistake or short-coming of it's citizens, but once the light is shined on them, everyone is supposed to just forget it and move on?

Excellent points everyone :welldone: , but I gotta
agree w/ Bruthas Kente and James... The people
deserve an apology, but moreso, they deserve to
know what went wrong, who is responsible, and
what will be done in the future to ensure that
this massive and hugely preventable loss of lives
will never EVER happen again !

Peace ~
 

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