Friday, August 29, 2008

Here's some sad statistics coming out of Katrina...

McClatchy has an eye popping report about the Katrina dead that challenges most right wing myths.

It turns out the dead were 71% elderly and only 51% black. These were not exactly the rif-raf and welfare queens that Rush, Hannity et al made them out to be.

Katrina toll: Dead weren't disproportionately poor or black

Here's Rush back on September 1, 2005:

The non-black population was just as devastated, but apparently they were able to get out, and the black population wasn't able to get out. Maybe New Orleans has a half decent mass transit people and some of these people don't need cars.



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