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Without providing evidence, a civil-rights leader and author claimed black victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans have resorted to cannibalism to survive because no one has come to help them.
Randall Robertson, writing in his Huffington Post weblog, said:
It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive. Four days after the storm, thousands of blacks in New Orleans are dying like dogs. No-one has come to help them.
However, no reports of cannibalism have turned up as thousands of armed National Guardsmen pour into the city to restore order, help distribute relief supplies and evacuate stranded refugees.
Robinson, author of ” The Debt – What America Owes to Blacks,” said, “New Orleans marks the end of the America I strove for. I am hopeless. I am sad. I am angry against my country for doing nothing when it mattered.”
He called the response to Katrina’s aftermath the “watershed moment in America’s racial history.”
“My hand shakes with anger as I write,” he said. “I, the formerly un-jaundiced human rights advocate, have finally come to see my country for what it really is. A monstrous fraud.”
Many readers responded positively to Robinson’s remarks, but some sharply criticized him, pointing out his lack of sourcing and the unlikelyhood of cannibalism after only four days, since people can survive for weeks without food.