Thursday, September 01, 2005

that looting/finding image.

that looting/finding image.
Originally uploaded by david.
I swear I'm speechless - once I calm down just a little bit I'll be able to talk about this whole Hurricane thing - and how race has played into so many responses including that of our government.... REsponses are welcome to this image alone


Blogger MeCrazyMe said...

I know exactly how you feel. I sat watched TV while crying and writing a post at the same time. That was my way of dealing with this...

9:15 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Thanks for commenting at my place. My comments section is always open to anyone. I don't mind at all opinions that disagree with fact those are the comments I am most likely to respond to. I only get upset about those who come in and have nothing constructive to say beyond slinging insults or trying to push some buttons. So please, always feel free to come speak your mind anytime.

Race in this crisis is something I'm thinking about posting's a touchy subject. I will say, briefly, that I think if this was Seattle you'd see white folks looting Starbucks. Take away authority and consequences,, and people go nuts. Race is mostly incidental.

I also think that the images coming out of NO will hurt the relief efforts. When it comes time for white America to pony up donations, seeing mobs of black looters will not encourage them to dig deep.

Of course, those issues go deeper, and I'll probably post something about this tonight or this weekend.

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Candace said...

This is ridiculous! What's worse is that I'm not even all that surprised. The media has always had a way of tainting the evidence to perpetuate sterotypes, especially those that make us look like insensitive ingrates.

I'm so tired of being forced to look at the world through a lense of race. It's naive to think that we can ignore race, and really, we shouldn't. One's ethnic and cultural heritage play important roles in who they are. I'm trying to teach my own children as well as my 24 students (most of whom are white) how to embrace the differences as well as similiarities in those around them. It's hard to do when society at large and the media are telling them something else.

I'm sorry if this doesn't make sense. I'm kind of writing stream-of-consciousness. I do know that this disaster should be bringing us together instead of causing a greater rift. I still have hope that it can happen.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Thanks for visiting me, too. I've heard some explanations about that discrepancy...not sure if I buy it or not...but I've since noticed reports are trying harder not to sound so blatantly racist.

7:11 PM  

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