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How Media Covered Katrina Aftermath Affects Response By Blacks and Whites

September 2, 2008

people and society graphic New research shows that black and white Americans responded differently when exposed to a video presentation that described Hurricane Katrina, and then blamed the botched relief efforts on one of two causes: either government incompetence or racism, because the majority of Katrina's victims were black. Full Story

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