Friday, September 02, 2005

Race and Hurricane Katrina

I've wondered why the images coming out of Hurricane Katrina seem to be dominated by black people -- stranded on the highway, lingering at the Superdome, being rescued from the water and rooftops. The images that I can recall of white, non-elderly people show them retrieving possessions from flooded homes, protecting their businesses, or safe with relatives away from the disaster area.

I just heard a discussion with Leonard Pitts, Jr., who wrote the editorial "Katrina's Eye Was Colorblind" in today's issue of the Detroit Free Press.

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