I hope this opportunity is not wasted by Bush. I hope he aks us to make sacrifices rather than give us tax cuts; I hope urban planners and designers are brought in to rethink the city, to address structural racism, poverty and class; I hope politics is left out...
A thought, how about Habitat for Humanity and some urban planners rethinking public housing- it'll be needed now and the foreseeable future (ie when we are without poverty).
This trajedy has physicaly, concretely illustrated for America, what institional and structural racism and 'classism' is and what its consequences are.
Prayers, blessings, thoughts for everyone on the gulf coast affected by this disaster natural and man made (government in-action).
ps to the media "Enough about reinquist, god bless, back to the disaster relief!!!"