Originally Posted by Direckshun
If you're arguing that the government's response to Katrina wasn't inadequate, you're welcome to that opinion but you're going to be in the extreme minority there. Obama was right in that video, debris from the hurricane was still lining street corners for years.
At the very least, surely you can admit it's reasonable to believe it was grossly inadequate. And if that's the case, as it clearly is for the overwhelming majority of people, it's similarly understandable that the African American community (among many other communities) would widely believe it's because the people of inner city New Orleans didn't warrant a higher priority from the government.
So let me get this straight...years after the event the city left debris on the side of the road? That should tell you about the level of intelligence of the people of LA. I don't find any of it inadequate, but I also understand the logistics of executing a massive project with a limited amount of resources and a quick timetable. And no I don't see it that way. These people are responsibile for themselves and either too stupid to know that or are to lazy to act on it....neither one is a good quality.
But just so you know...I tarped roofs in the Katrina zone...so I saw some of this stuff first hand.