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The world as it unfolds - told from an African American woman's perspective...

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

An ugly truth that African Americans is avoiding...

Mayor Ray Nagin is ultimately responsible for leaving those people behind. This is a reality that we can no longer let slip under the radar. Below is a post that talks briefly about Nagan's role in this unfortunate ordeal. I will revisit the role Nagin played from the politics of colorism among African Americans.

Excerpt from the Captain's Quarter:

The issues of evacuation had come to light before in New Orleans, almost exactly a year ago, in the advance of Hurrican Ivan through the Gulf. This report demonstrates that the problem experienced this week in The Big Easy did not arise from ignorance or a failure of imagination, but directly from incompetence in the city administration and specifically by Mayor Ray Nagin:

Those who had the money to flee Hurricane Ivan ran into hours-long traffic jams. Those too poor to leave the city had to find their own shelter - a policy that was eventually reversed, but only a few hours before the deadly storm struck land.

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