Irish wrote:Ultimately money=race
Rkiivs wrote:(x-post with Irish)
The subject of race went through my head more than once, although not in relation to crime. I was imagining if the victims in NOLA were largely middle/upper middle class folks, how much faster and better would the govenment be reacting? After all, the current population that is left are not the ones that are going to invest and rebuild NOLA. They aren't the ones that are going to be filing claims on their homes since few of them owned homes. They aren't the ones who are going to be contributing to political campaigns when re-election comes up. There is a term for what is taking place; it's called genocide.
The only jobs that will be created will be for govenment contractors. Not too many of the folks I see on television look like professional who will be working for the government. NOLA will be rebuilt--using federal money. But it will probably be those upscale boutiques and high rise condos.
FYI, Haliburton's stock has risen since this disaster, and you know how fond of no-bid contracts the Bush administration is.
Food for thought.
So, let me get this straight, the government should re-build the ghetto?
I hear so many people complain that not enough money is put into the ghettos to clean them up, but now it's a problem if what once was a ghetto is upscaled into nice property after the ghetto (along with everything else) was destroyed?
And how exactly is this genocide? The people in New Orleans decided not to leave town. I could have summersaulted to safe ground within 48 hours. Anyone with the ability to move should have left town: you and I both know that. This is closer to suicide than it is to murder, let alone the selective, strategic murder that is required for genocide.