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Friday, February 17, 2006

Mardi Gras

So there has been quite a bit of controversy over Mardi Gras. Its proponents speak of bravery and hope. Its opponents say this is white folks spending money on a party rather than helping rebuild the places where black folks live.



Anonymous said...

Well, LTG, I think we know it's very much both. That part of the country is about having a good time, and Mardi Gras is the great party and loath be anyone that comes between southerners and their partying. That said, I'm sure many people are sick of feeling tragic and terrified and a party, perhaps a subdued one with real cultural heritage, is not a bad release at all. I think much of the frustration left in that region is anger toward the anemic efforts of FEMA and the hangover of the Federal response to Katrina when it happened. What is stunning is how slow the recovery effort has been, now many months after the storm. If you remember how hard people worked in Manhattan to clean up ground zero with everyone pitching in, you can see the frustration that many of the residents there feel. The fact that most of the suffering, on those days after the storm and now, is born by mostly impoverished black people is hardly coincidence. It has long been the policy of the United States and most concentratedly in the Republican Party since the conservative ascendency, that these people are essentially disposable. That is their policy and this is their legacy. No surprise. 

// posted by Dileep

Anonymous said...

I think Dileep pretty much covered it. 

// posted by Raised By Republicans