Sending this one back to the top since it appears that it is getting some traction in other places. Originally published on 18 Dec 2005.
If you read my site, well, you are in a very small minority but you also are aware of how little regard I had for mainstream media reports of Katrina. Among the many outrages were the reports of crimes and deaths that simply didn’t happen.
The LA Times now reports that the deaths in N.O. were not disproportionate among the poor. The storm, and the response, did not discriminate.
Add this to the fact that black folks died in proportionally smaller numbers than whites. Quick stats are that black folks comprised 67% of the population but represented 59% of those who passed. White folks comprised 28% of the population but represented 36% of the deaths.
Everything you read about Katrina was wrong, and was, sorry, racist. An enormous amount of PR damage was done to the US, and race tensions were fanned without any factual basis. Will the MSM address this?
Update: welcome Instapundit and Ed Driscoll readers!
Update: According to this, the median income for African-Americans is higher than the median income in Sweden.