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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:33 PM
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4. A car doesn't equate to gas
I think it was Maxine Waters who said if Katrina had hit after the first of the month instead of the very end, many many more people would have been able to leave. Having a car doesn't mean you've got enough money for gas to get to safety, or food to buy along the way. Wealthy people don't have to worry about finding a shelter, they just put all the costs on their credit card. While some people undoubtedly chose to stay, just like some in Mississippi stayed based on their knowledge of Camille, there were also those who truly couldn't leave. I don't think it's wise to mischaracterize how income disparities played into who died and who didn't.
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