. . . Friday September 9, 2005

It’s The (lack of) Economy, Stupid

Colin Powell on Katrina:

When you look at those who weren’t able to get out, it should have been a blinding flash of the obvious to everybody that when you order a mandatory evacuation, you can’t expect everybody to evacuate on their own. These are people who don’t have credit cards; only one in 10 families at that economic level in New Orleans have a car. So it wasn’t a racial thing – but poverty disproportionately affects African-Americans in this country. And it happened because they were poor.

Does it ever seem like only former politicians are allowed to mention the poor?

Concentration is important!