Here's a timely article on the poverty situation in New Orleans:
For those who were wondering why all the looters seemed to be black, 67% of the city is black. And for those wondering just how poor the looters were, "nearly 30 percent of people in New Orleans live below the poverty line, and only a handful of large American cities have lower household incomes than the Big Easy."
The one thing I don't like about this article is how the author tries to turn the situation into a commentary on racial inequality:
Shouldn't that read, "surviving is easier for those who have, than for those who don't."? I'm sure surviving is just as hard for whites who are poor than it is for blacks, and just as easy for blacks who have money than for whites who do.
Here's a perfect example of a person going out of his way to make something out of nothing. He just finishes saying that the city is mostly black, and that explains why most of the looters are black, then all of a sudden it's worse for blacks in New Orleans than it is for whites? I've seen plenty of homeless poor whites down there. What the hell is wrong with people?