Injustice in America
In 2005 flood walls and levees broke as New Orleans was submerged under several feet of water. This left many to evacuate their homes in search of a safe place to wait until they could go back to their homes to find destruction. It is estimated The American Red Cross has exceeded $2 billion in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The largest relief effort in 124 years in mobilized for Louisiana. Recently, there has been severe flooding in the Midwest, especially Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Cities like Des Moines, Shelby, and Findlay are left under several feet of water from the Tropical Storm Erin. Donations for the Midwest flooding has come mostly from companies such as John Deere.
In Louisiana thousands of volunteers and disaster groups gathered to help the flood victims. Donations were being sent from all over America and from other countries around the world. The victims in the Midwest have themselves and some American Red Cross volunteers to make their homes inhabitable. The Iowa River has risen up to 31.5 feet in Iowa and President Bush has done nothing to help people in need.
Why is the country treating two very similar situations very differently? Within two days of Katrina hitting Louisiana the Mainstream Media was everywhere in New Orleans. It has been over a week and there hasn’t been a single report. With a population over 150,000 Cedar Falls is one of the biggest towns in Iowa. Nearly Every person in the town has been evacuated or is in the process of being evacuated.
Is Mainstream Media treating this situation because of race, the same way many organizations are. Are the relief efforts different because Iowa is mostly white and Louisiana is mostly black? Why isn’t any military help sent to hard hit storm areas? Where are all the FEMA trucks. Why aren’t celebrities trying to help the region....