July 23rd, 2007
08:10 PM ET
7 years ago

Senator Dodd: Racism a factor in Katrina response

(CNN) - Calling it "one of the dark and shameful moments in recent past history in our country," Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Connecticut, said racism was a factor in how the government responded to Hurricane Katrina.

"I think if it occurred in a majority white population, we would have seen a more rapid response," Dodd said in answer to a YouTube question.

According to Dodd, if elected president, he would seek to prevent such injustice in disaster relief.

- CNN contributor Josh Lipsky

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  1. Brad, California

    Playing the race card again. Give me a break!

    July 23, 2007 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |