The health problems of Hurricane Katrina children are daunting. When the Children’s Health Fund, whose mobile health clinics have provided the only doctors and psychologists available to many of these families, reviewed the charts of children seen this year, researchers with the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University found that 41 percent under age 4 had iron-deficiency anemia — twice the rate for children in New York City’s homeless shelters. Anemia, often attributable to poor nutrition, is associated with developmental problems and academic underachievement.
And those trailers they are filled with formaldehyde which of course all growing children need.
“Not only has their health not improved since the storm,” the study said, “over time it has declined to an alarming level.”
This President(and this country) is completely fucked up. I find this intolerable. Why can't we function at even the most basic level. If these were white kids I gurantee you something would be done. This is important to remember, yes we elected a black man president but we still ignore the institutional racism that exists throughout our society. Katrina is the biggest example recently, but schools and the criminal justice system dysfunctionally rascist. So lets not break our arms patting ourselves on the back.