Louisiana Hit By Another Hurricane
Kanye said George Bush didn’t get it right. Yet will other politicians do for Black people?
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall over New Orleans, Louisiana devastating thousands as it ripped though the gulf. According to 11alive.com, Katrina earned the title of being the most devastating catastrophic storm in American history. The storm left 1,833 dead and $125 million dollars in damage in 2005. The storm hit as a category 5 hurricane with gusty winds whipping at 174 miles per hour.
History repeats on August 29th of 2021, 16 years after Hurricane Katrina. According to Wikipedia , Hurricane Ida is the second most catastrophic storm in the 21 century. Hundreds rescued by deployed crew members while others subjected themselves to flood water, power outages, alligators and drowning. According to usnews.com , death toll rise above 40 marker. Majority of the casualties occurred by drowning victims in cars and houses. At least 23 died in New Jersey and other areas along the northeast.
Both have a common similarity, those affected most by the storm are in low-income areas.
Kanye Comments Resurface
Kanye West, the forefather of saying things at the wrong time had a message for President George Bush, announcing it live on NBCUniversal as A Concert for Hurricane Relief Chicago Tribune.com reports. Many other artists and actors also supported the cause.
Comedian Mike Myers and West stood before a script to follow for live audiences. Though Myers stuck to the script, Kanye had his own plan. This being Kanye’s first public outburst of many throughout his career. Exactly 16 years to date, September 2, 2005 Kanye stated:
“I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, “They’re looting.” You see a white family, it says, “They’re looking for food.” And, you know, it’s been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I’ve tried to turn away from the TV because it’s too hard to watch. I’ve even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I’m calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help — with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way — and they’ve given them permission to go down and shoot us!…George Bush doesn’t care about black people!”