New Orleans – Part 2

Questions:

1. Were people affected by Katrina primarily because of race, or primarily because of economic standing?

2. Is economic standing a matter of race, or is economic standing a matter of your perceived contribution to society?

3. Does society value contributions more from one race than another?

4. Should productive members of society feel responsibility towards unproductive members?

5. Does poverty disproportionately affect blacks because of white people? If so, what’s the line of reasoning?

6. Do poor white people receive more welfare and government assistance than black people?

7. How do we account for the states in the US that have disproportionately white poverty?

8. Why, whenever black people are affected by something, do black leaders cry foul? Aren’t white people affected by tragedies? Why don’t white leaders pull the race card?

9. Is it because the only racists left are black “leadership” and ignorant white trash in Appalachia?

10. I think so.

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Thanks for playing.

Incredipete

  10 comments for “New Orleans – Part 2

  1. September 13, 2005 at 10:12 am

    OOOOOOOOoooooohhhhh! I love playing games that are supposed to be serious and give me an opportunity to offend.
    1. Race race race race. With a side of race.
    2. Race race race race. Are you new here or something?
    3. Wait a second. Are you just being funny by asking retorical questions?
    4. Pffft.
    5. Um. I hadn’t realized my skin color affects poverty.
    6. It would be easy to say yes, but you’d be wrong. In fact, I think federal help is harder to get because I’m white. Period.
    7. I don’t have to account for any state I don’t live and vote in.
    8. Because that would be RACIST. Duh.
    9. White trash = racisim = just like everyone else.
    10. I think so too.

  2. September 13, 2005 at 10:13 am

    Answers:

    1. Were people affected by Katrina primarily because of race, or primarily because of economic standing?

    Economic standing; just because the majority of people shown on the news were poor and black doesn’t mean that just poor blacks were affected. Poor is as poor does.

    2. Is economic standing a matter of race, or is economic standing a matter of your perceived contribution to society?

    Economic standing is a matter of intelligence and drive. You can be dumb and driven but you’ll get nowhere without intelligence. You can be smart and lazy but you’ll get nowhere without drive. You simply can’t put the reason for poverty on just ONE factor. Guess what? Race has nothing to do with it.

    3. Does society value contributions more from one race than another?

    Not sure about this one. If white contributions are valued then we stand to be accused of racism. If black contribuitons are valued then there are cries of favoritism and reverse racism. I’d really like to think that in this day and age that ALL contributions would be valued and seen for what they are: contributions to society. Hello?

    4. Should productive members of society feel responsibility towards unproductive members?

    No; absolutely not. This is what makes the ones that DO feel a need to help (and that do go out and help and not sit on their asses pointing fingers) a true blessing. To make it a law that I HAVE to help those who are unproductive, well, that just makes me grumpy.

    5. Does poverty disproportionately affect blacks because of white people? If so, what’s the line of reasoning?

    No; blacks have so much more going for them now than 40 years ago. They get opportunites in education that are there for the taking; it’s the individuals who chose to accept those opportunities and make the most of them that succeed, Whitey be damned.

    6. Do poor white people receive more welfare and government assistance than black people?

    I have no clue. I’ve never had to accept public assitance for any reason so I have no first hand experience. One of my friends is getting Medicaid for her children (her husband is now facing 2 years for a DUI while on probation for DUI) and she gets food stamps, too. I’ll ask her about her experiences.

    7. How do we account for the states in the US that have disproportionately white poverty?

    Of these poor whites, how many of them finished high school? Education, people; EDUCATION!

    8. Why, whenever black people are affected by something, do black leaders cry foul? Aren’t white people affected by tragedies? Why don’t white leaders pull the race card?

    Whites don’t pull the race card because the PC-ers wouldn’t let us get away with it. Besides, why would we?

    9. Is it because the only racists left are black “leadership” and ignorant white trash in Appalachia?

    10. I think so.

    I have a feeling you’re going to answer #’s 9 and 10 on your own. 😉

  3. September 13, 2005 at 10:23 am

    Wow. Look at warcrygirl all serious and shit.

  4. September 13, 2005 at 10:29 am

    Yay. I was hoping that people would actually answer the questions, serious or not!

  5. Rik
    September 13, 2005 at 1:23 pm

    9. Half-right. I don’t live in Apple-achia.
    Man i’m hungry. Which sounds better, McD’s or Burger King?

  6. September 13, 2005 at 1:38 pm

    Burger King is what I’m stuffing my face with at this moment.

  7. September 13, 2005 at 3:40 pm

    Burger King! Are we going to talk about fat chicks again? 😉 You know, cuz all the white fat chicks hit Mickey D’s while the fat black chicks hit KFC…

  8. September 13, 2005 at 5:41 pm

    i thought this was interesting and since it had to do with your post today, I thought I’d share….

    http://usanow.blogspot.com/2005_09_01_usanow_archive.html#112654232942245569

  9. Rik
    September 13, 2005 at 5:46 pm

    Ha ha ha, General Disorder strikes again!

  10. September 13, 2005 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks for the comment – I had to drop by. Great questions:

    1) Location, which was driven partially by economic standing.
    2) Matter of your actual contribution to society. Hard work, perseverence, creative thinking, etc. translate into value cration.
    3) Seems contributions from blacks are valued more, based on music and fashion trends.
    4) Towards those who are incapable of being productive? Yes. Towards those who could make a contribution? No.
    5) No, if indeed poverty disproportionately affects anybody in today’s times, it is that group of people’s fault (and their misguided “leaders”).
    6) They receive less. They cannot receive government contracts which are set aside for minority owned businesses. Their children are ineligible for minority scholarships, and their children must step in line behind minority kids for college admissions.
    7) Location, natural resources (or lack thereof), culture of underachievement
    8) Because the media loves to quote any charge of racism, and white politicians are deathly afraid of being labeled racists. So they tuck their tails and cower whenever some race-baiter like Sharpton comes along.

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