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Koyaanisqatsi Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:44 AM
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HUD chief foresees a 'whiter' Big Easy
HUD chief foresees a 'whiter' Big Easy
The Washington Times

By Brian DeBose
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
September 30, 2005


A Bush Cabinet officer predicted this week that New Orleans likely will never again be a majority black city, and several black officials are outraged.
Alphonso R. Jackson, secretary of housing and urban development, during a visit with hurricane victims in Houston, said New Orleans would not reach its pre-Katrina population of "500,000 people for a long time," and "it's not going to be as black as it was for a long time, if ever again."
Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, quickly took issue.

"Anybody who can make that kind of projection with some degree of certainty or accuracy must have a crystal ball that I can't see or maybe they are more prophetic than any of us can imagine," he said.
Other members of the caucus said the comments by Mr. Jackson, who is black, could be misconstrued as a goal, particularly considering his position of responsibility in the administration.

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:47 AM
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1. low cost housing to HUD is the trailer parks (like in Florida).
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:48 AM
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3. NO needs workers--black, white, brown-whatever will come and stay.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:47 AM
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2. So sad but so true
They'll build new condos and charge a premium for them and not once consider putting back in there affordable housing.

Louisana was on the fence when it came to politics but the repukes will do whatever they can to rebuild it as a Red state
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:48 AM
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4. The bu$h regime is just full of racism!
And these are the Moral Conservatives? MY ASS!
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:03 AM
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5. Nominated. This kind of racism needs publicity so it can stomped.
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:18 AM
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6. Probably true.
The 9th ward was a largely black section, with most of the whites living in the suburbs or other parts of the city. Those people are now disbursed in numerous states. Most of them have lost everything they had, have already started to make new lives for themselves, have nothing to go back to, and will chose for themselves not to go back. That will leave the unflooded sections that were largely white as what is left of N.O.
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