Two South Texas College of Law professors are providing first-hand accounts of the treatment of black victims of Hurricane Katrina through their blog, White Washing the Black Storm: We Are Watching. The two, Tracy McGaugh and Kathleen Bergin focus on conditions in the Houston Astrodome, where they visit daily and post first-hand accounts and photos. Their posts are compelling and disturbing. Here is a sample:

“Meanwhile, over at the Dome, it smells like human waste. Food and urine are all over the floors, and children are still eating and sleeping on dirty, cold unsanitary concrete. Doors leading to long, darkened hallways remain unlocked and unsupervised. We found an entire labyrinth of secluded rooms where anything can happen, or perhaps more accurately, already has.”

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