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Disaster Coverage Still Has Blind Spot for Low-Income Victims


#1

Disaster Coverage Still Has Blind Spot for Low-Income Victims

Neil deMause

Days after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in August 2005, the national news media expressed collective alarm at the discovery that in modern America, many people shelter in place during storms for the simple reason that they can’t afford to get out (Extra!, 7–8/06).


#2

And here’s the NY Times quoting Sandy survivors’ advice to those in the Houston area, but of course the Times can’t quote anyone from public housing projects in Red Hood Brooklyn, which were severely hit by Sandy’s storm surge:


#3

It’s not a “blind spot” if you close your eyes


#4

We must be dissatisfied until the walls that separate the city of wealth and comfort and the city of poverty and despair is demolished by the forces of justice.
MLK