The truth of the matter is the corporate media cannot cover this one up. People are starting to wonder, why aren't these people being helped? Why is the main concern stopping looters instead of helping these people? Why are they killing people when they should be saving them?
Kanye spoke out. He didn't prepare a speech because he wanted to talk from his heart. When Kanye was supposed to talk about how great of job the Red Cross was doing, he instead talked about what was really going on. When I saw this it made me smile. It made me think, hey, you know, people out there actually do care. People out there actually think this is screwed up.
Today, news casters are starting to say that there is some sort of racial discrimination happening in New Orleans. Even the Oregonian reported a story about unfair treatment in terms of race today. The government is telling us that when white people try to get food they are finding food, but when black people try to get food they are looting and should be shot. For Christ's sake people are dying. Controlling people who are robbing stores should be secondary to saving peoples lives. Do we really put possessions over people?
The point of this article is that people do care about how this is being handled. How they are controlling this issue is wrong and needs to be corrected. But you won't find our faithful president trying to stop this act of classism and racism. You'll find people like Kanye West, or people like you or me trying to stop this. What is happening down there is wrong and we need to do something about it. These are people we are talking about. So write a letter, make a sign, tell a neighbor, or get out in the streets. People are dying because of the color of their skin and we are sitting idly by. It's time to stop this, it is time to do something about it.