I’m sure by now you have heard Barbara Bush’s incredibly disgusting comment by now. Rep. Baker of Baton Rouge said “We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans.
We couldn’t do it, but God did.”
I know people are really turned off by the idea of thinking of race and class being an issue in the atrociously delayed response to the disaster. No one wants to think that racism and classism are alive and well. Or if it is, don’t talk about it. But IT SO OBVIOUSLY IS!
And even though we’re up here in Canada, probably being smug about not having the same problems, imagine if a large disaster affected a Canadian community that was largely Aboriginal. Would people be glad to see a large portion of us wiped off the map, conveniently dislocated in time for the development of a new resort? Or would Canadians actually rise to the occasion and give help to fellow humans in need?
Would people downplay our suffering by saying we were underprivelleged anyway?
By the way, stop trying to colonize my blog with bullshit spam comments. I know you don’t give a damn about what I write, you probably don’t even read it, and if you want to advertise here you have to pay me. I’m not cheap either. I may be underprivelleged, but I do have class.