Friday, January 27, 2006

Wasn't That The Point?

It has been almost 6 months since Katrina and the truth is just starting to sink in, that these lives cannot return to any semblance of what was. Even if that sucked.
Study: New Orleans could lose 80 percent of black population - "Blacks and the poor were disproportionately affected by Katrina, according to the study led by Brown Professor John R. Logan. The analysis concludes that the difficulty in moving back to the city could mean a massive loss of population, overwhelmingly among blacks.

New Orleans was more than 65 percent black before Katrina hit in August, but it appears most of the estimated 135,000 residents who have been able to return are white. Mayor Ray Nagin recently apologized for saying New Orleans would remain a 'chocolate city' as he tried to allay fears that blacks would not return.

The study found that if New Orleans' returning population was limited to the neighborhoods undamaged by Katrina, about half the white population would not return and 80 percent of its black population would not.

'There's very good reason for people to be concerned that the future New Orleans will not be a place for the people who used to live there, that there won't be room in New Orleans for large segments of the population that used to call it home,' said Logan, who studies urban areas."
So I'm looking through my archive to find a certain post and found my original Katrina post.

I'm still trying to figure out why everybody is so surprised. The writing was on the wall, so to speak. There were plenty of bloggers who pointed out the discrepancy between words and actions, but it was like shouting down a well. This country is undergoing a change, one with a plan that only a few know about. Consolidation of power, displacement of the populace, lying, cheating and stealing for the benefit of a chosen few and isolation of the elite, are some of the examples.

Now that the heat is ratcheting up again, I wonder what the next big destruction/distraction will be?

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