September 11, Hurricane Katrina: Separate and Unequal Reactions from a Compassionate Nation - Yahoo! News

It's with mixed emotions that I ponder September 11, 10 years later. I knew our nation would engulf the 2,753 WTC victims and Flight 93 and Pentagon victims with love. My fellow Americans are kindhearted. But when a big wind named Katrina drowned New Orleans four years later, killing 1,833 (confirmed) Americans, where was that compassion? It's a tale of two Americas. Two profiles in courage with a segregation of empathy. Two separate and unequal responses, two equal and opposite reactions.  911 and Hurricane Katrina: Separate and Unequal Reactions from a Compassionate Nation

Rainbow PUSH 'Crusade for America' Marches on Detroit

Here's group to follow. These folks are forging a path for democracy and we need to show solidarity with them. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a grassroots collective action group that was formed by the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson in 1996. Rainbow PUSH refers to itself as a "multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization," and the goal is to work non-violently for social justice. Rainbow PUSH Michigan staged a protest march called "Crusade for America Parent and Youth March" downtown Detroit on Saturday, August 25. God bless you, RPC-MI. You're fighting the good fight and I thank you. Here are some of the goals of the march.  Rainbow PUSH 'Crusade for America' Marches on Detroit

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