Is the term 'racist' appropriate in terms of this forum or the subject of the thread? I question this not as a swipe but as a question. Hatred, bigotry, prejudice and such I can relate to being less attractive aspects of (fallen) human nature but 'racist', 'racism' and all the other 'isms' are social constructs and ones of recent origin at that. Their origins often lie with those who beliefs and values at best from value systems outside Orthodox Christianity and at worst actually hostile to our Faith.
One poster on another forum actually wanted answers on were all the billions of fax monies had gone and could not see why he should dip in his pocket.
Two Christian responses came to my mind immediately, the sermon about the Good Samaritan and Our Lord's response to a question set to catch Him out. "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's........". Our taxes are our duty as citizens and giving alms and/or help to others is our brotherly/sisterly response to our neighbour; regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, political affliiation, age or whatever. The parable of the Good Samaritan was hard for Jews to hear and a lesson to us.
Analysing and assessing the blameworthyness or the 'work ethic' of the peoples of the coastal states is neither here no there surely for the Christian, only the need now of his or her neighbour. As citizens no doubt there will be questions but the priority must be our neighbour. Even the poorest of countries and countries not known for their friendliness to the United States, the West or, indeed, Christianity have offered help, money or other aid. Are we to be shamed as Christians on account of some belief that the victims are somehow not to be helped because it is their own fault. As I remember not even the authorities prepared for a Force 4 event.