Thursday, October 20, 2005
Our government’s inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina has helped push the growing divide between the haves and have-nots into the media, at least for a time. Reuters ran this article, “Health Inequalities in U.S. Kill 84,000” today as a quick overview of this recent British Medical Journal editorial, “Left Behind: The Legacy of Hurricane Katrina.” Either piece drives home disturbing realities of race and class in our country. Hopefully someone is paying attention.