03 September 2005

"Do You Know What It Means to Lose New Orleans?"

Anne Rice on the disaster in New Orleans:

But to my country I want to say this: During this crisis you failed us. You looked down on us; you dismissed our victims; you dismissed us. You want our Jazz Fest, you want our Mardi Gras, you want our cooking and our music. Then when you saw us in real trouble, when you saw a tiny minority preying on the weak among us, you called us "Sin City," and turned your backs.

I could never get through her books, but I've always liked Rice as a person, and this makes me like her even more.


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