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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:29 AM
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HUD Chief Forsees A "Whiter" Big Easy (GOP's Racism Showing Again)
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:32 AM by cryingshame
Democrats need to start painting the GOP with their Southern Strategy and Racist past. It's long since time since the Democrats held this up for American to see. Let the GOP deny it- the evidence is too strong against them. This includes the way minorities were not allowed to vote in Ohio and other states.

For some reason, it seems the GOP can't contain/hide their racist baggage anymore. They're not bothering with their codespeak anymore.



HUD chief foresees a 'whiter' Big Easy
By Brian DeBose
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
September 30, 2005
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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.

(snip)

Mr. Jackson, whose remarks were reported by the Houston Chronicle, said New Orleans might reach a population of 375,000 people sometime late next year with a black population of about 40 percent at the highest, down from 67 percent before Hurricane Katrina sent a storm surge that overwhelmed New Orleans levees and flooded 80 percent of the city.


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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:35 AM
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1. The Democratic Party
carries the ideals of equality and liberation that the Republicans threw away in their lust for power in the South after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We must work hard to make sure EVERYONE from NOLA, wherever they wind up, are registered to vote and that they are allowed to vote.
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:49 AM
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2. all one need do to bring this disaster into focus
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:50 AM by ooglymoogly
is rename katrina to it's rightful name h*a*aR+p as in angels don't play this harp. ethic cleansing has begun.
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