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Originally posted by Herman
I'm only getting slightly worked up because people like RANT are actually defending a blatant racist comment. This is by the book racism. Nagin didn't say "The people will keep their homes" or "You don't have to worry about your city being taken over by the rich" or anything like that, he was guaranteeing to these people that the city would be rebuilt as primarily black.
Now don't get me all wrong, I'm not about to go petitioning and asking for him to resign or anything, but this was obviously racism.
I do believe that people mis-speak (Hell, I'm a Bush supporter!), but there is no way to defend this comment. It wasn't just the one either, he was going on about how God was mad at black people for this and that, and that part of the reason he flooded the city was because of the Iraq war. It's just wrong, and I felt that it needed to be pointed out.
Originally posted by Kitsunegari
Nagin is a black man, and he was expressing the fact that he is proud of that, and that the African-American population of New Orleans will be returning. Racist in general is a negative term used to tag negative, or derrogatory statements, correct?
And where did he say "primarily black"? I don't believe he specified that. I didn't hear any guarantee's either. It's hard to hold an argument on that note as, to my knowledge, there was no specification.
And the city was primarily black before the storm, just FYI.
Must not be as obvious as you seem to think as I and many others didn't pick up on any racism.
He has said some things that were really stupid and can't be defended, but I don't think this qualified as one of them. I'm not saying the man is a saint or anything, jusst that people like you are making something out of nothing and, in a small way, adding insult to injury. IMHO, of course.
What was racist about his statement exactly?
He said dark chocolate(black) and milk(white).
Originally posted by BlackThought
Herman I hope you fight just as hard when a black person says racism. Which i dout! You are worried about what he said? You need to be worried about the 1000 black babies still missing, the way the gov took care of those black people, and what the black people had to say after the main situation was over.
Blues music, early jazz and ragtime comes from their and it would not be what it was if it was not a "chocolate city". Jazz one of the first true music forms from america would not be what it was if was not a chocolate city. I see nothing Racist in his views this comes from a person who is more likely to see racism before you do.
BTW if a white person did not get the job it is because they were NOT qualified!! not becasue some minority who is undeserving got it first!!!
What this means in everyday terms is that people, all people, trust a white male in a position of power more than they do a female or person of ethnic minority who holds the same job. See, onlookers know, regardless of their own race, that a white, a male, etc, is carefully inspected for every thing he says or does.
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Originally posted by DaFunk13
But by that rationale he is no better. I dont think he ment it to be a racist comment, just a reasurrance to a majority of the people to elected him. Bad wording is all.
I definately wouldnt put him and the dixie flying hillbillies in the same boat.
Originally posted by BlackThought
. . . Celebrating the civil war when one of the issues was slavery . . .