Thursday, April 19, 2007

Good commentary from San Antonio

If only the national media would address this "narrative" as forthrightly.

hat's not surprising. Some people have a narrative in their heads where Katrina is concerned: It's about lazy black folk waiting on the government to save them; incompetent Democratic politicians; poor President Bush, unfairly maligned. Anything you say about the storm gets fed through the meat grinder of that narrative, contradictory fact gets pulverized like gristle, and you are left with a “truth” that validates only what they believed all along.

We all have our narratives. And if we're not careful, we end up trapped by them.

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