Yahoo News Putting Racial Spin On Hurricane Survivors

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Yahoo News Putting Racial Spin On Hurricane Survivors

Postby st4 » Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:43 pm

<!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src=""/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br>A young man walks through chest deep flood water <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>after <!--EZCODE UNDERLINE START--><span style="text-decoration:underline">looting</span><!--EZCODE UNDERLINE END--> a grocery store </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Flood waters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina did extensive damage when it made landfall on Monday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)<br><br><br><br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src=""/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br>Two residents wade through chest-deep water <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>after <!--EZCODE UNDERLINE START--><span style="text-decoration:underline">finding</span><!--EZCODE UNDERLINE END--> bread and soda from a local grocery store</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> after Hurricane Katrina came through the area in New Orleans, Louisiana.(AFP/Getty Images/Chris Graythen)<br><br><br><br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src=""/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Yahoo News Putting Racial Spin On Hurricane Survivors

Postby DrDebugDU » Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:49 pm

I hope they've looted Majed Atta's grocery store <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src= ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>Martino Superette<br>2540 Congress St<br>New Orleans<br><br>Thanks to Daniel Hopsicker we know what happened to the $100,000 wired to Mohammed Atta by General Mahmoud Ahmed. It was needed to buy a grocery store for Majed Atta. Mohammed's brother who had to relocate from Florida.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Yahoo's statement about their "Racial Bias"

Postby st4 » Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:35 pm

Yahoo regrets their "racial bias":<br><br>Yahoo! News statement on photo language controversy. <br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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It just occurred to me

Postby RollickHooper » Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:44 pm

Local TV programming here in St.Louis is showing white children from New Orleans being enrolled in schools here.<br>One of the outcomes of this "rescue and relief" operation is sure to be a whole lot of pissed off black folks in this country; I wonder if it's intentional-- <p></p><i></i>
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Past Examples of Relief Efforts

Postby proldic » Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:07 pm

Use Troops in Flood Area to Imprison Farm Hands<br><br>Chicago Defender, May 7 1927<br><br>Refugees Herded Like Cattle to Stop Escape from Peonage -- Plantation Owners in Fear of Raids by Labor Agents The ugly specter of Race hate has reared its head above the angry waters in the flood area... Men, women, and children of our group, who were conscripted, forced to leave their homes to top levees and prevent, if possible, a flood in their respective cities, are now refugees in "Jim Crow" relief camps. This vast army of destitute persons, nearly one hundred thousand, the majority of them farmers and laborers from 75 villages and towns of seven flood-torn states of the South, are experiencing worse treatment than our forefathers did before the signing of the emancipation proclamation. <br><br>...[Vicksburg, MS,] with a total population of some eighteen thousand persons, has 13,027 flood refugees to shelter, clothe, and feed. Half of this number are members of our Race, who have been placed in separate relief camps and are being guarded daily by national guardsmen who fear they will be kidnapped. <br><br>...This action was taken, it is said, following numerous requests from southern planters to Gov. Murphree...that members of our Race be guarded against a possible influx of labor agents who would seize this opportunity to take the refugees to the North and give them work.<br><br>At present, the victims of the flood are given very little food and are barred from all visitors. ...Tags bearing the name of the refugee and the owner of the plantation from which he came are being placed on the men and women of our group. This is being done in order that the plantation owners can drive these workers back to the farms and charge these rations to them. <br><br>Labor Notice<br>Greenville [MS] Daily Democrat-Times, May 14 1927<br><br>All negroes in Greenville outside of the levee camp who are able to work should work. If work is offered them and they refuse to work they should be arrested as vagrants. Names and addresses of those refusing to work should be telephoned to police headquarters. I suggest one dollar a day as a fair wage at this time. -- W. A. Percy, Chairman of Relief <br><br>Deny Food to Flood Sufferers in Mississippi<br>Chicago Defender, June 4 1927<br>Relief Bodies Issue Work or Starve Rule<br><br>Another proof that Race hatred is continuing in the flood area was offered here last week when white relief organizations, headed by the Red Cross, southern division, issued a statement making each member of our Race responsible to some white man for the food and clothing he receives. <br>In other words, if the "boss" says you can eat you can, and if he says "no" then you starve. This statement under the signature of W. A. Percy, son of former Senator Leroy Perry -- whose prejudice against members of our Race is as bitter as gall -- chairman of the relief organizations of this city, has made it clear that discrimination and segregation will be carried to the fullest extent despite the fact that agencies throughout the country are endeavoring to see that all refugees are given an equal chance. Percy's first order specified that no members of our Race could receive food unless there was a man in the family and that this fact must be certified by some white person. ...These men who are not white must join the labor organizations and receive $1 a day if they want food for their families, he said. Those who draw a larger sum than $1 a day will not receive food. ...Refugees blame "Uncle Tom" ministers here for the suffering among our people. Ministers of all denominations have been called together and told by the whites to instruct members of our Race of the necessity of assisting their white brethren to recover from the flood. They have also been urged to advise our people that after the water has receded they were not to leave for the North since the South is the best place for "niggers." Rev. J. B. Stanton, styled a 'jackleg' preacher here, is the leader of the ministers. He has pledged his support to help keep our people here after the water recedes.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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aussie ex-superdome

Postby wintler » Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:42 am

Heard a youngish australian guy (sorry missed name) interviewed tonight on (Aus.) ABC radio, saying he was evacuated along with some other foriegners from the superdome yesterday (by ?) to another venue in NO, as the prevalent violence & 'racial tension' was so high that they 'didn't think they'd make it thru another night there'. Reiterated all no-food or water, etc. Made repeated reference to race and fear of suffering violence. <br><br>All i can recall for certain, haven't found transcript or article yet. <p></p><i></i>
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