The St. Louis native and 1975 graduate of the school will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities at the spring commencement.
The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.
“Most of them said, following Katrina, even if they didn’t want to leave or they did not leave, they’re going to go now,” JoAnne Langan said.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
Some Joplin residents may move away permanently.