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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:06 AM
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A 'whiter' Big Easy...From the HUD chief
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.

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20050929-114710-8545r...
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:08 AM
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1. Is it just me, or are the racists getting really, really careless about
what they say?
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:10 AM
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2. They are far more open about it...
It's unbelievable how blatant they are getting.
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:12 AM
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3. So they must think that they're safe in saying these things.
This is getting scary.
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Tomee450 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:18 AM
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4. The HUD Secretary,
Alphonso Jackson is black, a black racist. I guess Martin Luther King is turning over in his grave.
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marbuc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:22 AM
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5. The (s)hits just keep on coming.
Pray tell, what would prevent people of color from moving back/to the city?? Are they not welcome in the new NO?
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:29 AM
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6. And this was said by a black member of *'s cabinet!
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 10:31 AM by 8_year_nightmare
The black caucus, in particular, should watch him very carefully: "...others who want to (return) might not have the means or opportunity. His agency will play a critical role in the city's redevelopment..."

Just as unsettling is the fact that the * loyalists tend to take in every word this administration spouts as gospel & repeats them as their own talking points. This worries me; I don't want a racial divide.

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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:42 AM
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7. Thrill as the VOO DOO
folks get their dolls out..

Bush and co are too stupid to realise that by murdering folks there that they are now CURSED.

There is real magic in that town, any other one, not so bad, but NO?

CURSED.
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