For those who don’t believe racism still exist, and in its most wicked and deadly forms, check out the stories posted from the magazine “The Nation”.
African-Americans were shot on sight with one of the white shooters comparing shooting black people to “pheasant hunting.” The police were non responders and the media ignored it.
One exert from AC Thompson the reporter:
“Over the course of an eighteen-month investigation, I tracked down figures on all sides of the gunfire, speaking with the shooters of Algiers Point, gunshot survivors and those who witnessed the bloodshed. I interviewed police officers, forensic pathologists, firefighters, historians, medical doctors and private citizens, and studied more than 800 autopsies and piles of state death records. What emerged was a disturbing picture of New Orleans in the days after the storm, when the city fractured along racial fault lines as its government collapsed.
Herrington, Collins and Alexander’s experience fits into a broader pattern of violence in which, evidence indicates, at least eleven people were shot. In each case the targets were African-American men, while the shooters, it appears, were all white.”
Some talk about the media being so biased, but these things were never reported. Instead all they talked about were “looters” and other crimes that black people did. I still find it fascinating how when white people were in the water trying to survive it was said they, “found” items such as water and food. Black people “looted” these same items.
Anyway – these stories are incredible and one should take the time to read both of them.
I read both articles. Makes me ashamed to be human even.
Its horrible, that after Katrina hit, and thousands of people lost everything, and thousands more came to do anything they could to help out, people couldnt even depend on their own neighbors to be helpful. And even worse to be so hateful because of color still. Hasnt anyone grown up yet or are people just getting older but not wiser. During a natrual disaster that size i wouldnt care if i saw people looting stores to survive, crap if i was able id be on my porch handing out water and food and offering somewhere safe and dry.
Things like this rip at my heart and make me wonder about fellow humans, especialy white men, who seem to always want to be on top of the fuckin food chain no matter how f’ed up they gotta be to get there.