Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

September 16, 2005

FEMA, New Orleans, and Racism

Filed under: — Different River @ 6:19 pm

The Left has been all over the place for the last two weeks with the allegation that FEMA didn’t respond quickly enough to the hurricane in New Orleans because the city’s population is two-thirds Black, and it was all about racism or poorism or some other “-ism.” There may be some truth to that allegation, but it’s not what the Left wants you to think.

While people were clinging to rooftops waiting to be rescued, 700 firefirghters from around the country went to New Orleans — and were forced to take “an eight-hour course on sexual harassment and equal opportunity employment procedures.”

So report Capital Freedom and NBC.

Apparently, someone has decided that “educating” firefighters about not being racist and sexist is more urgent than actually having them rescue people stranded by a flood.

One Response to “FEMA, New Orleans, and Racism”

  1. ollie Says:

    Actually, there were many other cases where people with certain skills were being misused. Fortunately, a sharp eyed Red Cross volunteer caught one such case where is appeared that my wife (who has professional mental health training) was going to be assigned to hand out food.

    As far as going overboard with the “educational” stuff, you might check out Dr. Andy’s website where he discusses the value (or lack thereof) of post traumatic “counseling”.

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