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Nagin Suspects a Plot To Keep Blacks Away

By Hamil R. Harris
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, March 17, 2007; A07

New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has suggested that the slow recovery and rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina -- which has prevented many black former residents from returning -- is part of a plan to change the racial makeup and political leadership of his and other cities.

"Ladies and gentlemen, what happened in New Orleans could happen anywhere," Nagin said at a dinner sponsored by the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a trade group for newspapers that target black readers. "They are studying this model of natural disasters, dispersing the community and changing the electoral process in that community."

Nagin's remarks Thursday night recalled the controversy stirred up by his prediction in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech in 2006 that, despite the evacuation of thousands of black people in the wake of Katrina, New Orleans would once again become a "chocolate city." The mayor later apologized for the comment, which had infuriated many whites and African Americans.

Nagin, who won reelection last May over Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, referred obliquely to the "chocolate city" comment at the dinner and suggested that his assertion that New Orleans would once again be a majority-black city had made him a political target.

"Everybody in America started to wake up and say: 'Wait a minute. What is he doing? What is he saying? We have to make sure that this man doesn't go any further,' " Nagin told a room full of black newspaper publishers and editors at the Capital Hilton.

Referring to Landrieu, who is white, as "the golden boy," Nagin suggested his chance at reelection in the mayoral race had seemed slim because "they dispersed all of our people across 44 states with one-way tickets."

"They thought they were talking about a different kind of New Orleans," Nagin said. "They didn't realize that folks were awake, that they were paying attention."
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I think we should have Nagin for dinner one day.
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I don't know of a white person in America who could possibly be more racist than Ray Nagin.
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I don't know of a white person in America who could possibly be more racist than Ray Nagin.
Senator Byrd (D-WV).
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well can you blame them here they have a chance to re build a city
from the ground up
so lets correct all the mistakes and lets only invite families with money and let them settle in first. the rats mice and other vermine will find its own way back .
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Well, here's a consideration.

Dry land costs money in New Orleans. Every day it takes electricity to make those pumps run. Tax dollars must come in to make it work, and those who use those tax dollars for the public service of pumping should be those to pay the tax dollars for the service.

Now, before you jump down my throat, I'm not saying that blacks don't have jobs or don't pay taxes. I'm just saying that it is not cheap to stay dry in New Orleans, and pumping shouldn't be a "gift" to those who want to live there but can't afford it.

I'd bet that the black people with enough money and personal fortitude to get themselves back on their feet are not those concerned with conspiracies about the city's not being "chocolate".
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