A Racist Lack Of Protective Gear?

This picture is from the Deepwater Horizon Unified Response Website. Two VERY FUBAR things of note–it looks like their only protective gear, apart from sun hats is in the form of very skimpy looking gloves. No respirators or anything to protect arms. The other thing, most of the workers are clearly non-whites. This has been true in a number of pictures I’ve seen elsewhere as well. Racism, nah, I’m sure it is just a coincidence, just like Katrina.

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