Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Nagin's "Chocolate City"

Someone explain to me how this isn't racist. Besides the fact that a man of color spoke the words, of course.

Nagin calls for rebuilding 'chocolate' New Orleans
Black majority city 'the way God wants it to be'

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- Mayor Ray Nagin on Monday called for the rebuilding of a "chocolate New Orleans" that maintains the city's black majority, saying, "You can't have New Orleans no other way."

"I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day," Nagin said in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech. "This city will be a majority African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be."

Uptown is a reference to a mostly white part of the city.

The way I read that, Mayor Nagin thinks that a black majority is required to restore New Orleans to 'normalcy'. Try it out in the other direction, with a white mayor and a white majority, and tell me that there wouldn't be screaming in the media and from the ACLU over a statement such as this!

It appears to me that you have to be white to be considered a racist.