Sunday, June 13, 2010
Breaking My Silence: Monumental Changes on the Gulf Coast and In Our World
When I lived in New Orleans, I ate seafood at least every other day. The oysters from the Gulf Coast were the best I had ever had in my life. The shrimp was succulent to every bite. Today, I just read an article about how Drago's has stopped selling its chargrilled oysters and seafood restaurateurs are now being forced to completely overhaul their menus because of the now toxic, oil-polluted, and contaminated Gulf waters. I simply cannot imagine what it would be like to have gumbo without curly Louisiana shrimp or po' boys without golden deep-fried oysters. Everyday, my heart breaks more and more when I see what is going on (or what is NOT going on in the Gulf). BP's oil spill is affecting the livelihoods, culture, health, and welfare of everyone in the Gulf Coast communities and in all of the world.