Katrina chaos exaggerated

According to the New Zealand Herald:

[S]ome of [the distortions] appears to have been fuelled by an attitude of fear – occasionally bordering on bigotry – towards a poor, desperate, largely black population.

In New Orleans’ whiter, more affluent suburbs, stories spread right after Katrina of marauding gangs of urban looters on the rampage. No such thing ever happened.

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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