September 01, 2005
Something To Watch For
Watch the news stories about New Orleans in the next couple days. Dave Brooks, in one of the few moments where I agree with him even if it's because he's mostly just reciting history, points out that disasters often bring social inequalities to the surface. Remember my post from the other day about the difference in reporting of white "finders" and black "looters"? Keep that in mind as stories, and police, start turning from aid and relief to cracking down on crime. I'm betting some racist no-so-undertones start coming out.