Saturday, September 03, 2005

Fancy hotel's guests given priority

As I read what's going on in New Orleans, the news of inequities and more tragedy never ceases to amaze, shock, and sadden me. Here, from MSNBC, comes the age old story of privelege of the upper classes, including the middle class tourists:


"At one point Friday, the evacuation was interrupted briefly when school buses rolled up so some 700 guests and employees from the (name deleted so as not to give them free publicity) Hotel could move to the head of the evacuation line — much to the amazement of those who had been crammed in the stinking Superdome since last Sunday.

" “How does this work? They (are) clean, they are dry, they get out ahead of us?” exclaimed Howard Blue, 22, who tried to get in their line. The National Guard blocked him as other guardsmen helped the well-dressed guests with their luggage.

"The 700 had been trapped in the hotel, next to the Superdome, but conditions were considerably cleaner, even without running water, than the unsanitary crush inside the dome. The (Blank Hotel) was severely damaged by the storm. Every pane of glass on the riverside wall was blown out."

1 Comments:

At Saturday, September 03, 2005 12:38:00 PM, Blogger ChrisWoznitza said...

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