Hurricane Harvey Is Racist Or Something

There are plenty of articles, opinion pieces, Tweets, and blog posts discussing Hurricane Harvey and anthropogenic climate change. Those were anticipated. The NY Times and Washington Post both take soft approaches on the subject. We have to head to the Daily Kos for the dumbest hot take (so far)

From the article by Excitable Kelly Macias

Southeast Texas and the coastal bend regions of the state are expected to be the hardest hit. While Hispanics make up about 40 percent of the state’s population, Texas has one of the largest black populations in the country.  And they live concentrated in the areas that are predicted to be hardest hit. For example, several counties have already been declared a state of disaster by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Jefferson County is 34 percent black. Other counties, like Harris, Galveston, Jasper, Colorado have black populations between 13-20 percent. Collectively, black people are the most populous minority in Southeast Texas though they are scattered around. This demographic data is important because it tells the story of who is likely to be impacted. In short, this hurricane is going to do incredible damage to the areas where black people live and many aren’t in positions to evacuate or financially withstand the impact.

Excitable Kelly continues on with stats for a bit, ending with

Roughly 1,400 died because of Katrina. Most of them were poor, elderly and black. Almost ten years later, the city had nearly 100,000 less black residents and their incomes were substantially less than before the hurricane. Meanwhile, the white population had decreased slightly but was wealthier. Child poverty was at 40 percent and violent crime remained persistent. The city may be considered “recovered” but it continues to have deep inequality along race and class lines. Texas and Hurricane Harvey aren’t likely to be exceptions. And since no one is even talking about the potential racial and socio-economic impact of this storm, it’s doubtful that local and government officials will be thinking about it during the clean up, either.

This is the way Progressives think. Race race race. Everything is about race. No one is really thinking of the way Hispanics are being affected. Nor whites. Nor any Asians. Because the rest of us just think about them as “people.” But, in Liberal World, Blacks are apparently too stupid and incompetent to take care of themselves, and can only accomplish anything with the Helping Hand Of Government. That’s racist.

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8 Responses to “Hurricane Harvey Is Racist Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Natural disasters disproportionately affect the poor, who are disproportionately Black and Hispanic, because as conservatives know, Blacks and Hispanics are “lazy, stupid and violent, and make bad decisions”.

    tRump will be sure to take care of white voters in Texass.

  2. Jeffery says:

    We get flash-flooding with 6 inches of rain. What happens in S. Texass with 36 inches of rain?

    • david7134 says:

      Well Jeff, in the past the water would have just run into the ocean and would have rejuvenated all the fields along the way. But then the liberal, progressives came in and built dikes. Now the coast is eroding and we have the usual problems that occur when liberals do stupid things.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    What happens in S. Texass with 36 inches of rain?

    Just like the GCMs once again the computer models were off, way off, in their overhyped predictions.
    Hope the little dumbass jeffy is not too disappointed.

  4. Jl says:

    And when the price of bread, or gas, or anything goes up, it “disproportionately affects the poor”. And if I lived there, it would disproportionately affect me more than some multi-millionaire. So?

  5. Jeffery says:

    Since so many Hispanics are affected, this could be a good opportunity for tRump the Great to check citizenship papers.

  6. Jeffery says:

    Hurricanes, tornadoes and floods aren’t racist, but people and societies can be… and often are.

    (We know, we know, Con Men* think Hispanics and Blacks have it easier in Amerika than white guys do… that Blacks are now oppressing Con Men… but would any Con Man want to trade lives with a minority? LOL)

    *By “Con Men” we mean that brand of pseudoconservative who think that Amerikan culture is under threat by hordes of “less” Ameican or even “unAmerican” Blacks, Mexicans, LGBTs, Browns and Muslims. Con Men no longer believe that the American Constitution offers adequate protections for white people. For example, fake president tRump’s unwavering support for the extra-Constitutional and subsequent criminal methods of Joe Arpaio was universally praised by Con Men.

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