Revolution#114, December 30, 2007
Can You Recognize Ethnic Cleansing In Your Own Back Yard?
What if you saw this on the news: Serbian authorities, backed by armed enforcers, moved to bulldoze 5,000 housing units in Kosovo, housing that had been inhabited by ethnic Albanians driven from their homes. If you saw that on TV, you’d say that was ethnic cleansing. And if the Serb authorities claimed this was because the housing was unsafe, you’d still say this is ethnic cleansing. And if the Serb authorities got a few ethnic Albanians on the city council to vote for demolishing the housing, you’d still say this is ethnic cleansing. Now look at New Orleans. Can you recognize ethnic cleansing in your own back yard?
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