Burn Baby Burn – The California Celebrity Fires By Greg Palast

Dandelion Salad

By Greg Palast
Oct. 26, 2007

The ‘Boo ain’t no N.O.

Plus: George Bush, Flame Retard

What color is your disaster? It makes a difference. A life and death difference.


Population of San Diego fire evacuation zone: 500,000
Population of the New Orleans flood evacuation zone: 500,000

White folk as a % of evacuees, San Diego: 66%
Black folk as % of evacuees, New Orleans: 67%

Size counts, too. Size of your wallet, that is:

Evacuees in San Diego, in poverty: 9%
Evacuees in New Orleans, in poverty: 27%

The numbers would be even uglier, though more revealing, if I included evacuees of the celebrity fire in Malibu.

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BURN BABY BURN – The California Celebrity Fires

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2 thoughts on “Burn Baby Burn – The California Celebrity Fires By Greg Palast

  1. Notice that the white wealthier people in San Diego don’t have a bad habit of going on a crime spree as soon as they’re able to, in contrast to New Orleans which has a murder rate 8X the national average . . . before the storm.

  2. evacuees dependent on the fed. in sandiego 9%
    ” ” in new orleans 27%
    lesson don’t depend on goverment for anything …….it kills

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