Daily Archive for January 20th, 2010

When Are Haitians Looters and When Are They Just Hungry?

By: Natalie Hopkinson
January 17, 2010 – theroot.com

Haiti“Nearly five years ago, when you could see photo captions of white Hurricane Katrina survivors side-by-side with black survivors, the racial double standard in the news media covering a catastrophic tragedy were obvious. Hungry, desperate white survivors were “finding food” while hungry, desperate black survivors were “looting” for food.”
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Misinformation and Racism Hamper Recovery Effort in Haiti

Doctor: Misinformation and Racism Have Frozen Recovery Effort at General Hospital in Port-au-Prince

By Democracy Now!
January 19, 2010

Haiti“There are no security issues,” says Dr. Evan Lyon of Partners in Health, reporting from the General Hospital in Port-Au-Prince in Haiti, where 1,000 people are in need of operations. Lyon said the reports of violence in the city have been overblown by the media and have affected the delivery of aid and medical services.
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New 6.1-quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets

HaitiPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Wednesday morning, shaking buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets only eight days after the country’s capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake.
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