The post mortems on the government's response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster have been going on for several weeks now, and they're sure to keep pouring in for months to come. One of the more controversial assertions regarding the quality (or lack thereof) of FEMA's response is the trope that racism played a role in the shortcomings of its performance in this mission.
Because us KARnies are an intellectually curious bunch, we decided to take a poll to gauge the public sentiment regarding racism and FEMA's failures. We were also curious as to the qualitative data of those that think racism did in fact play a role.
Please take a moment to participate in our poll.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR POLL PARTICIPATION (Read carefully): Everyone participating in this poll must respond to the first question. Only respond to the second question if you answered "yes" on the first one.
If you answered "no," you are done. Thank you for your input! If you answered "yes," please proceed to Question 2.