Friday, September 01, 2006

A bellwether of your humanity

So much has been written (and has yet to be) about Katrina and New Orleans. The header has a link to an essay by Toni McGee Causey that may be found in the excellent anthology, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? edited by David Rutledge.

History will be selective, we know, as to what accounts of the tragedy of Katrina will be preserved. This selection is one that I would make required reading to every secondary (and college) student in the country.

What does it mean to be an American? A human being? A contributing member of society?

It may not be the end-all on the tragedy, yet I don't think anyone who considers themselves a member of the human race could read this and not get in touch with something inside of themselves.

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