Monday, September 05, 2005

Woah II

Same Newsweek reporter:

The ugliest moment I think I witnessed was a white river taxi service operator who goes up and down the Mississippi river saying some very harsh and really inhuman things about some of his fellow black residents of New Orleans. When he went into St. Bernard parish, down river from New Orleans, to rescue refugees and bring them back out of the flooding to dry land. Every single refugee that I saw him bringing out of St. Bernard parish was white. Bar none. That's his perogative as a private businessman who operates a river taxi ervice without any government subsidy whatsoever but I think his language and the racial discrimination he practiced in rescuing people are very revealing.