Refusing to cut short his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard wasn’t the only thing Obama did to offend the flood victims of Louisiana.
As the people of Louisiana have come together in their loss, and struggled to rescue their neighbors, house and feed those who are displaced from their homes, the Obama administration has put out a 16-page list of guidelines, warning Louisiana of “unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin.”
The guidelines “highlight the importance of complying with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, addressing the needs of the whole community, and ensuring equal opportunity to access recovery efforts.”
American Conservative’s Rod Dreher is outraged, saying, “Everywhere you look you can find black folks and white folks loving on each other, helping each other through this crisis.”
From the Washington Times:
The administration guidance cited instances of discrimination in Gulf Coast states after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in 2005, such as “numerous media reports [that] showed images of African Americans stranded on roofs in New Orleans.”
“These images exposed significant inequalities in access to emergency response and recovery efforts,” said the guidance.
The memo also cited an ad aimed at evacuees saying that the renter preferred “two white females.”
Mr. Dreher said such discrimination is wrong and Louisianans need to “own our mistakes,” but that residents knee-deep in rescue efforts don’t appreciate being painted with the administration’s broad brush.
He quoted an email from a local named Jimmy who said, “Not many things get me seething, but this does,” calling Obama administration officials “dividers instead of uniters.”
“Look no further than this ‘guidance’ press release telling us in the middle of it to be sure not to be racist, y’all,” said the email. “Meanwhile, our President enjoys golfing and Martha’s Vineyard and sunny skies. No visits, not even that reviled [George W.] Bush flyover. Just politically motivated, radically laced memos.”
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