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Der Spiegel offers jazz, racism

That German rag offers Life After Katrina: America's New Jazz Museum! (No Poor Black People Allowed)
It contains this:

New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield... is incensed too at mainstream coverage of the storm's aftermath. "Looters? Anyone who grew up in New Orleans like I did knows that drugs run rampant here. How are you going to relocate those folks? Who do you think was shooting at planes?"

And, it also contains this:

"See, what Bush wants," said poet Amiri Baraka, after performing at a free jazz benefit in Manhattan's Lower East Side, "is to make New Orleans like his mother -- shriveled and colorless."

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