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September 03, 2005

Katrina and "Two Americas"

John Edwards, writing over at TPMCafe, connects Katrina race and class:

During the campaign of 2004, I spoke often of the two Americas: the America of the privileged and the wealthy, and the America of those who lived from paycheck to paycheck.  I spoke of the difference in the schools, the difference in the loan rates, the difference in opportunity.  All of that pales today.  Today - and for many days and weeks and months to follow - we see a harsher example of two Americas.  We see the poor and working class of New Orleans who don't own a car and couldn't evacuate to hotels or families far from the target of Katrina.  We see the suffering of families who lived from paycheck to paycheck and who followed the advice of officials and went to shelters at the Civic Center or the Superdome or stayed home to protect their possessions.


Posted by Jon Stahl on September 3, 2005 at 02:14 PM in National and International Politics | Permalink


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