I betcha when (not if) a major earthquake again strikes San Fran or LA, there will be lots of charity donations from wealthy black, brown, yellow, white and maybe even green Americans.
Mr. nubbage, I greatly appreciate your technical knowledge here and look up your posts when I visit (not as often as I should). However I think you might be overly optimistic on the above statement. We have had many opportunities for the Black and Hispanic community to rise up and show leadership in catastrophies (most recently Katrina). Shall we always wait for "the next time" while holding out hope? Shall the world wait?
The truth is that those groups have historically been the recipients of - yes I'm going to say it - the White race's generosity and good will. That is not being racist, just honestly assessing the world's history. You can point to eras during the slave trade as a reason to condemn Whites, and I completely agree that it was abhorrent, but mind you the Blacks in Africa were trading rival tribes into slavery then, and continue to do it today. That does not excuse our behavior, but it does show that the White race corrected its errors and have poured untold money, blood, and humanitarian aide into the embetterment of Blacks. We have done yoeman's work in South America too in assisting the Latino nations.
What do we get for it? A dependent class both here and abroad that not only scarcely appreciates it, but largely despises us as well.
So I return to Mr. (or Mrs.?) Snerdly's question: Where are the instances of the Balck and Hispanic peoples coming to the aide of Whites? Sorry, it cannot be found.