Prejudice inherent within privilege
In a fine example of the prejudice inherent within privilege, First Mom and former First Lady Barbara Bush, on a tour of evacuee centers responsively established in Houston for victims of the Hurricane Katrina flooding of New Orleans, said September 5, 2005, "referring to the poor who had lost everything back home and evacuated, 'This is working very well for them.'
- "In a segment at the top of the show on the surge of evacuees to the Texas city, Barbara Bush said: 'Almost everyone I’ve talked to says we're going to move to Houston.
- "Then she added: 'What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality.
- "'And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this is working very well for them.'"