Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton tell us that white people in New Orleans wouldn't have been treated this way. Kanye West tells us that Bush hates black people. Michael Moore smugly sneers at us who believe it wasn't about race.
One of the black singers on the hurricane relief celebrity laden fundraiser on TV last night tells us to turn to God, "the slaves and the slavemasters."
The only problem with all these assessments is that no one told President Bush or the American people who happen to be white, that we are suppose to not care.
If the left want to focus on all that went wrong in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, than what went right, then fine. But don't pretend it had anything to do with race.
Bush has done and continues to do more than anyone in history to help disaster victims. White America (as well as middle class blacks and other races, of course) opened up their wallets, their hearts, their time, and their homes to the victims. It didn't matter that they were black, it only mattered that they were humans in need.
If white America seeks to "enslave" black America so much then why did they give so much?
There will always be racists in this world. But the reaction to this tragedy has proven to me once and for all that most people in America are caring people who give what they can to those in need.
So Jackson and Sharpton and all the other camera hounds can play the race card all they want, but the truth is there for all to see. Maybe this is the turning point. Maybe this will prove to the black community once and for all that Democrats have used them for too long for political purposes. Maybe they will see that it is Bush who appointed blacks to the highest positions in the government, because he didn't see their color, only their character. It is the Republicans who see that telling universities to give blacks "extra points' on entry exams is insulting to blacks. They don't need extra points, just opportunity.
Maybe they will see which political party truly respects them.
Maybe change is on the way.