Example: [Jackson, 2005]
The complete truth from an honest and intelligent Black man. It is time to start telling black folks the truth about welfare dependency. It is also time for white folks to stop ignoring the truth.
Moral poverty cost blacks in New Orleans
Say a hurricane is about to destroy the city you live in. Two questions:
To the first: Most of us would take our families out of that city quickly to protect them from danger. Then, able-bodied men would return to help others in need, as wives and others cared for children, elderly, infirm and the like.
For better or worse, Hurricane Katrina has told us the answer to the second question. If you’re black and a hurricane is about to destroy your city, then you’ll probably wait for the government to save you.
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Origins: The above-referenced piece, critical of New Orleans blacks for both blaming the federal government and expecting handouts from it (rather than proactively avoiding danger and self-sufficiently helping each other) after Hurricane Katrina struck their city, was a
One of the reasons this editorial has been circulated so widely via e-mail is likely that the
Last updated: 3 October 2005
Peterson, Rev. Jesse Lee. "Moral Poverty Cost Blacks in New Orleans." 30 September 2005.