Good post. This is the pragmatic nature of disaster relief and the politics that surround it. Economics plays a role too, naturally.
116 people died from tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri in 2011, and while there was a response, less weight was put on the issue because of the location. Same could be said of 2010 floods in the Midwest and electricity lost for weeks in stretches of the South and Appalachia within the past two years.
This doesn’t slight the tragedy of what has happened on the East Coast and so far the government has reacted pretty well, but priority and population will always matter most.
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- roxygen said: Its telling in a broader context too. More deaths occurred in the Midwest and South in recent years due to flooding and tornadoes, but the outpouring wasn’t there at all and coverage minimal.
- eventingprospective said: and fucking everyone lives there like myself
- fsufeministalumna said: Dave Schneider should just make a Tumblr. People would love him.
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