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    Katrina Death Stats Contradict Racial Complaints

    Katrina Death Stats Contradict Racial Complaints

    The popular perception that African-Americans living in New Orleans were disproportionately victimized by the government's botched Hurricane Katrina rescue effort turns out not to be true - at least according to preliminary death statistics released by the state of Louisiana.

    On Wednesday, Congress heard dramatic testimony from black Katrina survivors, who complained that racism drove the federal rescue efforts and resulted in an unnecessarily high number of African-American deaths.

    "People were allowed to die," storm survivor Leah Hodges testified, telling a House panel that black residents of New Orleans had been victims of "genocide and ethnic cleansing."

    But preliminary figures compiled by the morgue in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, which is the primary facility handling the bodies of Katrina deceased, show that a majority of the dead in New Orleans and surrounding parishes were actually not black.

    Of the 883 bodies processed so far by medical examiners at St. Gabriel, 562 have been identified by race. Slightly less than half that number - 48 percent - are African-American.
    Forty-one percent are white, 8 percent unknown and 2 percent Hispanic.

    The remarkable numbers, which undermine claims that Katrina rescue efforts were somehow infused by racism, have been completely ignored by the national media, with only the Lousiana-based news web site, The Bayou Buzz, devoting any coverage at all to the story.

    The surprisingly low death rate for black Katrina victims comes despite the fact that New Orleans itself was more than two-thirds black [67 percent] when the storm hit. White residents made up less than a third [28 percent] of the city's population, according to U.S. Census bureau numbers.

    The two hardest hit areas were Orleans parish, which is the city itself - with 720 people killed by Katrina - and St. Bernard parish, with 123 dead.

    St. Bernard parish is 88 percent white, but the total population before the storm was just 65,554 people. The city of New Orleans, on the other hand, had 484,674 people before the storm, 67 percent of whom were black.
    The two populations combined were still over 60 percent black - twelve points higher than the percentage of black residents killed by Katrina.

    To view the statistics on Katrina dead released by the state of Louisiana, go to: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices...ublication.pdf

  2. #2
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    Feb 2005

    Re: Katrina Death Stats Contradict Racial Complaints

    Based on that article, you where twice as likely to die because of Hurricane Katrina if you where White then if you where Black.

    Mortality rate of Blacks was .1% while the mortality rate for Whites was .2% compared to population breakdown. If you take into account and accept as fact what the media reported, which was that the white people had more opportunity to get out of New Orleans, the mortaility rate of the white popluation who was still there was even higher.

    Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmm.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2005

    Re: Katrina Death Stats Contradict Racial Complaints

    There is no question that the response was not acceptable, but these accusations of racism are ludicrous. Anyone who is a member of a p.c. protected group can make the most hateful and groundless claims against anyone else with utter impunity. These are flat-out lies, just like farrakhans lies about the levies being blown up. Liberals are by nature gutless and 'escared' of black folks in general, so these knids of wild statements go unchallenged by the media and undenounced by lib politicians. If they were able to feel shame, they would. But they are not.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2005

    Re: Katrina Death Stats Contradict Racial Complaints

    Does this mean that:

    "George Bush Hates White People"?

    Don't be surprised for the MSM to bury this story. A-7 perhaps.

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