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.

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