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August 28, 2005

Ned Sublette on Race, Class, and the Hurricane

In the blog for Laura Flanders' radio show, genius musicologist Ned Sublette is very worried about Hurricane Katrina and how it's being handled in New Orleans:

Ned Sublette's message from New Orleans

camp casey is an important story, but not when new orleans -- among other things, still one of america's most important port cities -- is about to be very possibly destroyed. i think it's so far beyond people's imagination what's about to happen that we can't process it. the storm is well above the category 5 threshold.

and here's the scandal:

the poorest one-fifth or so of the city is still there in harm's way!

guess what color the poorest one-fifth of new orleans is. it's as if you had advance notice that mohammed atta's crew was coming to the world trade center and evacuated all but the poor from it...

Our thoughts are with all of you down there..

Posted by jsmooth995 at August 28, 2005 9:42 PM

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