posted on Sep, 11 2005 @ 09:10 PM
I don't have any data to support this, but I think you are completely and utterly wrong, that the after effects will not substantially effect race
relations in the US, which are steadily improving (relative to the course of their history, yes, they are improving, there's lots more room for
improvement too). There will, I suspect, be consequences to having this large black urban population disbursed throughout the rest of the country.
Most cities in the US received a large influx of blacks after the civil war and during the restoration, who, like everyone else, tended to live
together. The ultimate result (after taking into consideration the racism of the system and a lot of other historical and social factors), was that
the urban centres of a lot of these cities became black ghettos. Not too long ago there was a second movement of blacks (from the south in general
and into the northern cities specifically again), but this time the emigres were better off, and this, amoung other factors (like gentricifaction,
anti-street crime police squads, quality of life law enforcement, etc) resulted in the 'ghettos' becoming better. There's no way that there were
enough people in New Orleans to have a major effect on this, but I can't help but conclude that, after massive loss of life and property and the
breaking up of families, along with the horrors associated with being a refugee, that this comming wave (perhaps a small wave) of emigres will tend to
work against recent improvements.
But no, it won't result in any radical change. People aren't going to have real Race War panics like theywere a few decades ago, and the like. And
they're clearly not going to accept an erosion of rights to control this supposed 'problem'.