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Monday, September 19, 2005

An Example to the World.

A shining city upon a hill and all that. As I'd heard someone remark when the poor of Louisiana and Mississippi were left by the powers that be to die, "We're showin' the world our ass now...." From the Guardian UK::

"US-style ghetto segregation in Britain 'could be getting worse', the former head of the Commission for Racial Equality, Lord Ousley, said today [...]

[...] On Thursday, Mr Phillips will tell the Manchester Council for Community Relations that the "nightmare" of "fully fledged ghettos" - similar to those in New Orleans whose existence was highlighted by Hurricane Katrina - could emerge in this country. [...]

[...] The minister for constitutional affairs, Harriet Harman, agreed that some of Britain's black and poor communities were beginning to resemble those in the US.

"We don't want to get into a situation like America - but if you look at the figures we are already looking like America," she told the Independent. "In London, poor, young and black people don't register to vote."[...]

[...] Mr Phillips admits his message is "bleak", but says the UK must heed the lessons of Hurricane Katrina.

"The fact is that we are a society which - almost without noticing it - is becoming more divided by race and religion," he will say.
Those lucky Iraqis.

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