Our newest Op Ed

An American tragedy in black and white
– By Michael M. Bates

In addition to destroying yet uncounted lives and homes, Hurricane Katrina ripped off part of the thin veneer covering the enormous chasm between blacks and whites in our country. I’m speaking here not of a gap in income, but of the starkly different ways we view what’s happening.

The catastrophe initially was reported with little reference to race. Even though viewers saw that the overwhelming majority of folks caught in the disaster were minorities, I heard few mentions of it.

Then it changed. Race became a prominent part of the story……………….
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