Hurricane Katrina has disproportionately affected the poor in New Orleans. One-third of New Orleans' residents live below the poverty line. More than 700,000 reside in mobile homes, many of them African-American, and unable to afford transportation out of the city in advance of the hurricane.
Ring wing radio has been filled with the conservative "you're own your own" crowd who say these people chose not to evacuate, and the government is under no obligation to help.
Perhaps they forgot Matthew 25:40 "...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
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