If I asked you to predict the extent of gratitude resulting from any given act of charity from a primarily western society to one of “minorities,” what would you speculate? If your answer is “not much” you are a foolish Pollyanna.
Consider Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosselló.
It’s difficult to discern from the media’s mush-mouthed reporting precisely how much funding was allotted to where and when but, whatever its distribution, the following amounts were earmarked substantially for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria:
💸 $15 billion in September 2017;
💸 $36.5 billion in October 2017; and
💸 $15.8 billion in February 2018.
With a population of 3.3 million that means US taxpayers extended aid in an amount approaching $20,393 for every man, woman, and child on the island. That’s quite generous. Nothing like how Puerto Ricans famously mobilized to help Tennesseans recover from the Nashville flood. But still it was a…
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