Saturday, September 3, 2005

Politics: Black lawmakers angry about federal response to Katrina

Black members of Congress expressed anger Friday at what they said was a slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

"It looks dysfunctional to me right now," said Rep. Diane Watson, D-California.

She and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, along with members of the Black Leadership Forum, National Conference of State Legislators, National Urban League and the NAACP, held a news conference and charged that the response was slow because those most affected are poor.

The article also mentions that leaders are refraining from making accusations of racism, but classism is more fun (and more fair) anyway.

This isn't the first time I've heard this meme, as Matt Lauer asked a similar question on the Today show, according to my wife.

Sadly enough, there's probably something to it. And this is not meant to be a partisan attack at all, simply an admonition of further poor priorities throughout a bumbling government.


Anonymous said...

so... you have time to blog when you're at work?! you're an addict.


Garrett said...

this post took approximately 48 seconds to post :0)