More facts demonstrating that all of the early race- and class-based claims and assumptions were incorrect. This article doesn't mention that the federal reaciton time to Katrina was *EXACTLY* equal to the reaction time for all previous hurricanes in recent times: 7 days (I think that's the number). It is clear to me that the closer we get to the proximity of this calamity, the greater the true blame. The people of New Orleans and the surrounding area simply never made a priority of protecting themselves from the liklihood of a massive flooding disaster. Meanwhile, the federal govt reacted as usual... but that usual reaction in this unusual situation created unusual problems. The only thing "racist" is the people crying racism... because they are doing so only because many of the disaster victims were black.