33501588.jpgWith lots of pundits and politicians comparing or relating the California wildfires to the Katrina disaster, it interesting to note the stark difference between the two from a media perspective: describing the displaced populations. In Cali, the predominantly white residents were labeled “evacuees” by virtually every media outlet whereas the predominantly black residents in New Orleans were designated as “refugees.
California Wildfire Evacuees Head Home |AP|
Photo: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times