Professor: George W. Bush took money away from New Orleans levees ‘because they protected black people’

Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Kyle Olson

BERKELEY, Calif. – Last week, Progressives Today provided extensive coverage from inside the 15th annual White Privilege Conference.

One nugget of idiocy your tax dollars paid for that may have been overlooked came courtesy of Berkeley law professor John A. Powell:

The point is we had levees breaking and thousands of black people were stranded.

So it was a racialized system because it distributed resources – it was designed to racialize anxiety.

They took money away from protecting the levees because the levees were protecting Black people.

It’s ironic a highly-educated professor would spout something as moronic as that.

The failure of the levees rests squarely at the feet of the Army Corps of Engineers for not creating barriers to withstand such a storm. Environmentalists didn’t help when they stymied the Corps’ attempt to build higher walls.

If the Corps is racist, prove it.

Authored by Kyle Olson

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