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Front-Page NYTimes Story Faults 'White Gentrifiers' Helping Victims of Sandy
NewsBusters ^ | |November 19, 2012 | Clay Waters

Posted on 11/19/2012 5:48:45 PM PST by chessplayer

No good deed goes unpunished. In her cynical front-page story Saturday, New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir wrote on what she called on her Twitter feed "race, class, and the hurricane," fishing for criticism of the wealthy whites who donated time and money and effort to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and providing some on her own. Yet it's the alleged victims of all that generosity that look thin-skinned and insensitive, in "Helping Hands Also Expose a New York Divide."

After more than a week of self-sufficiency, George Ossy, an immigrant from Africa living amid the chaos of the Rockaways, with his 10-year-old daughter in tow, walked into the relief center down the street, one of several set up by the volunteers who had descended on the storm-battered peninsula in Queens.

Moments later, a white woman leaned down to address his daughter. “Have you eaten in two days?” she asked.

Mr. Ossy surged with outrage. Power was out, yes, and nights were cold for sure, but Mr. Ossy, a taxi driver proud of the long days he works to earn money for his family, was insulted by the suggestion that his daughter was not well cared for.

“I said: ‘What do you think? You think we live in the bush?’ ” He felt condescended to by the volunteers -- many of whom hail from upscale neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He turned and left.

Nir, a former nightlife reporter for the paper, found "dividing lines in a city long fractured by class, race, ethnicity, geography and culture" and managed to chide "white gentrifiers" for only caring about the poor when tragedy strikes (should they have stayed home and not bothered?)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nyc; racecard

1 posted on 11/19/2012 5:48:48 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

My message to George Ossy....

Get over yourself, asshole. Learn a little gratitude and get over your f***ing color.


2 posted on 11/19/2012 5:52:43 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: chessplayer

I’m so sick of this crap.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 5:53:36 PM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

Was there any other private ethnic group doing anything for him?


4 posted on 11/19/2012 5:54:23 PM PST by Average Al
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To: chessplayer

“a city long fractured by class, race, ethnicity, geography and culture”


Progressive nirvana. And they spit in the face of whitey trying to help, and when they’re done spitting, demand more.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 5:54:30 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

The thing is,

the woman was probably a Liberal who really thinks that blacks can’t take care of themselves.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 5:55:12 PM PST by digger48
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To: skeeter

Sarah Maslin Nir. a two-name person. Ignore.


7 posted on 11/19/2012 5:57:37 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: chessplayer
The "offended" man in the posted article has a gigantic racial chip on his shoulder.

I've noticed, however, that some of the Red Cross workers who are interviewed seem to be snooty liberal elitist types. The story about Red Cross people staying in luxury hotel suites didn't help dispel that impression either.

8 posted on 11/19/2012 6:00:14 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: chessplayer
The woman was probably trying to triage scarce resources to the neediest of the needy, else why the specific question. And if this hotshot taxi driver was taking such good care of his kid, why was he at a relief center?
9 posted on 11/19/2012 6:02:46 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: chessplayer

Notice how few of these people, including the MSM, belong to the minority group known as “Americans”....a group that I belong to proudly!


10 posted on 11/19/2012 6:02:47 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe the “white” woman said “Have you eaten today?” but the African immigrant doesn’t understand English very well.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 6:04:15 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: digger48

Given that he’s an African immigrant he probably believes these people were sent there by the government ~ and had no idea they were simply doing charity!


12 posted on 11/19/2012 6:10:14 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: chessplayer

Why is the racist foreigner from Africa (probably Muslim) at a relief center if he’s driving a cab overtime and can supply food for his daughter? Or is he not providing for her and making her starve because he’s too racist to put up with whitey running the relief center?

This is a dang strange article. The left’s diversity mob has a serious case of race hate and jealousy on. Hope they are not racially attacking those kind souls who are going in to help. Creepy NYC culture.


13 posted on 11/19/2012 6:17:06 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: muawiyah
That's true. but since he's been here, I'm sure he's gotten his fair share of input from some fatherly "organizer" in his community ...

"Lord loves a working man."

"Don't trust Whitey."

"See a doctor and get rid of it."

14 posted on 11/19/2012 6:22:12 PM PST by digger48
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To: chessplayer

The progressives want whites dead.

See also Benghazi


15 posted on 11/19/2012 6:25:03 PM PST by NoLibZone (Secession nation(s) will be free of history tied to slavery.)
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To: chessplayer
OVERLY SENSITIVE UNGRATEFUL IMMIGRANT ALERT!
16 posted on 11/19/2012 6:27:12 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: chessplayer
fishing for criticism of the wealthy whites who donated time and money and effort to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy

If we want something from you, we'll have the government take it by force!

17 posted on 11/19/2012 6:27:39 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: chessplayer

“Moments later, a white woman leaned down to address his daughter.

“Have you eaten in two days?” she asked.”

WTF? That question wouldn’t even make sense.

In reality, she asked “Have you eaten TODAY”.

Not “in two days”.

They are REQUIRED to ask people if they have eaten when they come in!

Of course, the Times knows that, but it doesn’t fit their racist hate propaganda agenda, the whole point of printing this lying crap in the first place.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 6:28:17 PM PST by wolficatZ (Sat on their butts election day? Traitors, every one of 'em.)
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Give the guy a break. Prolly got hit in the head by a coke bottle.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 6:30:20 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: chessplayer

Excerpted from the article:

Al Pagan, 46, who lives in the Red Hook Houses, said as he watched the volunteers help his neighbors.

“They’re starting to realize white people are human beings just like us.”

I’m speechless...


20 posted on 11/19/2012 6:34:59 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: chessplayer

Seriously....when is the civil war going to begin? What group is going to have the balls to give it a go?


21 posted on 11/19/2012 6:39:34 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: chessplayer

F’ em let them starve shivering in the dark. A little humility is just what they need.


22 posted on 11/19/2012 6:42:53 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: ffusco

Excerpted from the article:

Al Pagan, 46, who lives in the Red Hook Houses, said as he watched the volunteers help his neighbors.

“They’re starting to realize white people are human beings just like us.”

I’m speechless...


But it’s whitey who is racist, don’t ya know.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 6:43:18 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Gene Eric
Give the guy a break. Prolly got hit in the head by a coke bottle.

LOL!! Great movie. Well worth the $9.95 spent to produce it. I've seen it a dozen times!!

24 posted on 11/19/2012 6:46:04 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: chessplayer

Get ready for a doubling down on this type of gloating.


25 posted on 11/19/2012 6:46:32 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: chessplayer

Wait...

asking hurricane victim who visits a relief center if they have eaten is now racist and elitist??

Wha...??


26 posted on 11/19/2012 6:46:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: digger48

Yes, I see that aspect. She really was condescending. he was wise to realize that it’s more important for the child to trust him, especially if he deserves to be trusted, than it is for her to not go hungry for a little bit.

The woman was acting like a limo lib and talking right to the child, disregarding the sanctitiy of the family.

She could have just snuck him some food with a wink and a smile.

some people, even blacks from a=Africa, helo, hate charity for good reason.

The New Yorkers are very good at charity. The writier is being a jerk.


27 posted on 11/19/2012 7:15:26 PM PST by stanne
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To: wolficatZ; All
Of course, the Times knows that, but it doesn’t fit their racist hate propaganda agenda, the whole point of printing this lying crap in the first place.

Bingo! We have a winner!

28 posted on 11/19/2012 7:21:44 PM PST by marktwain
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To: chessplayer

Wasn’t going to give due to the union crap, then thought I would because they still haven’t recovered and I felt bad for them...now I’m back to forget it. Ungrateful rat.


29 posted on 11/19/2012 7:25:34 PM PST by madison10
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To: digger48
The thing is,
the woman was probably a Liberal who really thinks that blacks can’t take care of themselves.

LOL! That was my first thought, as well! I had the same first reaction that the man had. Why on earth would she ask the question like that? Why not just ask if they are able to get the food they need, considering the difficult conditions.

30 posted on 11/19/2012 7:46:29 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: chessplayer

“Gentrification” is one of those leftist buzz terms which people use without understanding its meaning. I don’t think it has meaning.


31 posted on 11/19/2012 8:14:07 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: SaraJohnson

Well, if his name is George, he is probably not a Muslim. But he is an ungracious ingrate. Whose idea is it to dilute the quality of our populace with chip-on-their-shoulder Third World Immigrants? Who gives these people visas?


32 posted on 11/19/2012 9:27:15 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: chessplayer

Guess when the whole country is brown it will look like Mexico. Guess they can go there and get jobs because our country will be run like Detroit in a few years time. Guess all us whites can move to New Zealand. We would make it prosperous then they would all come to get away from the former USA. Barack Hussein Obama is solely responsible for the huge racial divide that has come roaring back in our country. He’s also wholly responsible for the horrible way people view success and people with money.


33 posted on 11/19/2012 9:39:48 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: chessplayer

How to get rid of white guilt in one easy lesson.


34 posted on 11/19/2012 9:59:47 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: RightOnline

they can’t if they get over it they lose the race card.


35 posted on 11/19/2012 11:12:45 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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