Mamaramma

In the category of "Mommy Blogs": a chronicle of my life in Chicago and wherever it takes me. Stories from my past.

Friday, September 02, 2005

The Gap

Is it striking to anyone else that when you see all of the footage at the Superdome in N.O., almost everyone who ended up there is black while almost everyone being triaged at the airport/makeshift hospital is white? Not to diminish their suffering. It is real and tragic and horrible. But this hurricane is showing us what we have always known, but what we rarely choose to talk about. I wish the media would just come out and say it so that we could acknowledge it, and then someone in the government would have to take responsibility for it. Not to preach. I am just as guilty living in comfort with three meals a day, a car, a job, etc... too many toys for my daughter. Cable television for me and my husband. I just want the country as a whole to own up to the epidemic problem of poverty and socio-economic disparity that is all around almost all of us every day - especially those of us in big cities. We have just come to accept it, and I think that's horribly, horribly wrong.

Sorry for the downer. I'll get back to toddler talk very soon.

The Gap

14 Comments:

At 11:14 AM, Blogger mrtl said...

And here's Bush on tv telling the director of FEMA that he's going a great job.

It's disgusting.

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger Susie said...

I don't know what the solution is to the situation you're describing. It is a fact that most of the poorest people in the most urban areas are African American. That would be true if the hurricane hit any major city, those who could not afford to leave would be mostly people of color. This situation draws attention to that fact, but didn't create it. The people at the airport did not come primarily from the stadium or the convention center, although more of those people are arriving all the time.

There certainly is a gap. Every day.

 
At 5:28 AM, Blogger Susie said...

Happy Sunday, Susie.

 
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At 4:58 PM, Blogger Susie said...

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Hope all is well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)

 
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Thinking of you and your's this time of year.

Merry Christmas to you all!!!

Miss you.

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Happy New Year, Susie and family.
XO

 
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If you still check in here, happy New Year, Susie, to you and yours. There might even be more of "yours" now? Just wondering. I hope you're well. xxx

 
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