Jena, Katrina, and Racism

Zee writes about the outpouring of support for the Jena 6:

This should show people that the cries of inequality and racism over Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans were accurate. Remember that white officials in Louisiana stopped Black people at gunpoint when they were trying to escape the city. We were not even allowed to walk on public streets to find our way to safety. Louisiana has a social structure that is based on racism. When thousands of African-Americans were displaced from New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina(actually the neglect of the levees by the Federal Government), the racist structure of Louisiana jumped on the opportunity to rebuild a New Orleans without the Black people that made up the flavor of the world reknowned city. Why didn’t people protest then?

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