Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Spike Lee film on Hurricane Katrina

I know I'm late on this but Spike Lee is (or has been) filming a documentary about Hurricane Katrina. This is something that everyone should watch when it comes out because it will raise questions that we should be asking.

From SOHH.com:
" With President George W. Bush's administration constantly being criticized for its slow relief efforts, which affected thousands of Blacks and low-income families, Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan recently speculated that the city's levees were deliberately broken to get "rid of the poor." Meanwhile, Reverend Jesse Jackson compared the New OrleansConvention Center, where evacuees sought refuge, to "the hull of a slave ship." "I wouldn't put anything past the US government when it comes to people of color," Lee told Reuters. "There is too much history ... going back to when the US army gave smallpox-infested blankets to Native Americans." "
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