[StBernard] Demographic maps of the coastal region surrounding the oil spill

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Sun May 9 12:36:01 EDT 2010

Sociologists will do what it is they do but...

I wonder about the need to break down population in the affected areas by
ethnicity of any type. Do they think that populations in the oil gusher
affected areas will be differently affected if they are "latino" or black?
The affects of this are going to be economic and are going to affect
**everyone** the oil gusher areas. Our fishermen who are out of work will
pass their losses up the chain: no income, no money to purchase which in
turn will affect the merchants of the area, ad infinitum. I don't think
whether one is black or white is really germain to the situation.


BATON ROUGE - A multidisciplinary group of LSU researchers has
developed a
series of maps charting the population demographics of the region
surrounding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

"The oil spill has implications for multiple demographic segments of
population," said Troy Blanchard, LSU professor of sociology. "It's
important that we be able to identify at risk populations in order
determine where needs for support infrastructures may fall."

The maps detail the percentage of impoverished areas impacted by the
the amount of minorities in affected areas; the amount of workers
in the oil and gas extraction industry; and the total population
overall in
those areas. All maps are available at

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