Posted by alexandra_k on September 2, 2005, at 21:03:50
In reply to Re: forgot Canada » jay, posted by ClearSkies on September 2, 2005, at 20:46:02
>Most of the victims were poor and black, largely because they have no cars and so were unable to flee the city before Katrina pounded the US Gulf Coast on Monday. The disaster has highlighted the racial and class divides in a city and a country where the gap between rich and poor is vast.
>The scenes of destruction and mayhem resembled a major Third World refugee crisis, angering politicians and local residents who said the lack of aid was unacceptable in the world's richest country.
>Civil right leader Jesse Jackson, speaking in Baton Rouge, said the government had been "grossly insensitive" to the needs of New Orleans' poor.
Its not about how much other countries care about the particular people.
Of course they care about them.
And just because a country didn't send anything...
Doesn't mean that they don't care.
Its just a matter of the US governments priorities.
I hope lessons will be learned from this.
It is such a shameful tradgedy.