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There's a 20-point plan to destroy Black New Orleans?

Robert D. Bullard, the director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, offers the plan that apparently president Bush has been following. While some of the points are interesting, the article is spoiled a bit with it's less-than-helpful viewpoint.
It's printed in the Pacific News Service, which has a habit of publishing racist articles.
Here's just one of the points of the plan:

First, there is nothing inherently inferior about an "all-Black" neighborhood - or an all-Black anything for that matter. Black New Orleanians who chose to live in neighborhoods that happened to be all-Black - whites have always had the right to move in or move out of these neighborhoods - should not be forced to have their neighborhoods rebuilt as "integrated" or "multicultural" neighborhoods.

Here, let me save you a step:

First, there is nothing inherently inferior about an "all-White" neighborhood - or an all-White anything for that matter. White New Orleanians who chose to live in neighborhoods that happened to be all-White - blacks have always had the right to move in or move out of these neighborhoods - should not be forced to have their neighborhoods rebuilt as "integrated" or "multicultural" neighborhoods.

The Ray Nagin "Chocolate City" T-Shirt Craze!

Drudge links to this:

T-shirts making fun of Mayor Ray Nagin's remark that New Orleans would once again be a "chocolate city" are in high demand, with recent orders coming in from overseas countries, according to a Local 6 News report.
A company said it has filled thousands of orders of T-shirts featuring Nagin in a top hat as Willy Wonka. The shirt has the words "Willy Nagin and the Chocolate Factory" printed on it...

The company in question is here. The person responsible for that appears to be Dolph Federico, owner of Pelican Graphics in Kenner and a current or former policeman in that city.
Other possibile TShirts and other goods are those featuring "Recall Nagin", with Mayor Ray dressed like Willy Wonka: link.
There are more here, including various products with "New Orleans: Chocolate Capitol of the USA" or "A Hurricane can wash away the houses, but not the chocolate".
UPDATE: Goodbye Willy Nagin, hello Forest Ray Gump: link

Mayor "Chocolate City" commended

Due to his requirements that are completely ignorant of "fair use", I am forced to only quote three sentences from this pro-Nagin screed:

Forgotten was that Nagin has often used the term throughout the past few years, including during his campaign for and service as mayor. Nothing was made of the term then. Forgotten is that Nagin is seen by much of the NOLA African American community as an ally of the white community...

It goes on for about 500 or so more sentences.
UPDATE: The same author appears to have started a site called "Elect Ray Nagin".

Washington Post confused over various Nagin remarks

The WaPo's Manuel Roig-Franzia offers "New Orleans Mayor Apologizes for Remarks About God's Wrath".
Obviously, Nagin needed to apologize for the whole comment, including the racist component of New Orleans remaining a "chocolate" and "majority African-American" city. While that's missing from the headline, at least they split that whole comment between the first two paragraphs of the article. Then:

Nagin's remarks drew a furious reaction from white and black leaders, as well as residents, in New Orleans, prompting him to tell reporters Tuesday that the comments were "totally inappropriate." The dustup is the latest in a series of controversies over remarks made by the mayor, a former cable television executive elected in 2002 without experience in elected office.
Nagin was lambasted by Hispanic leaders last fall for asking a business group, during a speech, what he could do to prevent New Orleans from being "overrun by Mexican workers."

Not exactly. He made those comments at a townhall meeting, and not only did others there agree with him, he received a standing ovation at the end. The "leaders" in question are an assortment of far-left racial power groups, leaders for the most part only due to their undue influence on the Democratic Party.

Nagin: "chocolate" is dark chocolate + white milk

Unbelievable as it may be, Mayor Ray Nagin has explained his previous comment promising a "chocolate New Orleans" thusly:

"Do you know anything chocolate? How do you make chocolate? You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink. That's the chocolate I'm talking about."

No, really. In fact, here's the video.

Ray Nagin promises a majority African-American "chocolate New Orleans"

Vying for the Loon of the Year award, New Orleans' mayor Ray Nagin uttered the following:

"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country... ...Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves... ...It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans -- the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans...This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."

Wait, there's more. He described an imaginary conversation with Martin Luther King thusly:

"I said, `What is it going to take for us to move on and live your dream and make it a reality?' He said, `I don't think that we need to pay attention any more as much about other folks and racists on the other side.' He said, `The thing we need to focus on as a community - black folks I'm talking about - is ourselves.'"

In the imaginary conversation, he also asked:

"Why is black-on-black crime such an issue? Why do our young men hate each other so much that they look their brother in the face and they will take a gun and kill him in cold blood?"
The reply, Nagin said, was: "We as a people need to fix ourselves first."

He should have restricted himself to the last part, and left out the racial power bit. Obviously, something like that would not be acceptable coming from a white politician, and there's no reason it should be acceptable coming from someone who's not white. Of course, under "liberal" rules, even Robert Mugabe's actions are defensible.
UPDATE: Here's the video.
UPDATE 2: Memoralize this blip in history with T-shirts and other fine products.
One possibility is those featuring "Recall Nagin", with Mayor Ray dressed like Willy Wonka: link.
There are more here, including various products with "New Orleans: Chocolate Capitol of the USA" or "A Hurricane can wash away the houses, but not the chocolate".

Nagin pleads with residents to return

The AP offers "New Orleans Mayor Asks Residents to Return", which reports on Nagin visiting Atlanta to plead with residents to return. It includes this quote from a former resident:

"There is nowhere to buy food or get gas. It's chaotic... Bringing us back to living in poverty is not a new beginning. How can a city that's broke help New Orleans rebuild?"

And, it also includes this bit that, were the races reversed, would be considered racist. But, since they aren't, it's not racist, no, not at all:

Betty Gaynor says she is leaving Atlanta _ for Houston, not New Orleans. The 65-year-old chastised Nagin, who is from her neighborhood in the 6th Ward, for allowing Mardi Gras to be held this coming February.
"Why would he have Carnival? Carnival is mostly for the white folks," she muttered.

Under liberal rules, that's a perfectly acceptable thing to say.

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."

Jesse Jackson urges people to direct their Katrina frustrations into activism

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans frustrated by the slow response to victims of Hurricane Katrina should channel their energy to changing their communities, Jesse Jackson told thousands gathered for the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March.
"We need millions more to act and react to what we saw in the gulf," the civil rights leader said. "Images were burned into our consciousness."
In 1995, the march called on black men to take responsibility for improving their families and communities. Women, whites and other minorities had not been invited back then, but all were welcome to the Millions More Movement, which intends to build on those principles and push people to build a movement for change locally and nationally...

You can read the DUmmies defending Farrakhan himself here, including this:

99% of what was said by Farrakan today I have read at DU in many threads.

See also "Final solution" advocated at Million Man March Katrina forum on CSPAN

"Final solution" advocated at Million Man March Katrina forum on CSPAN

From this unverified report:

Friday afternoon, c-span broadcast a black forum on "Hurricane Katrina & Issues Facing African Americans."
...One of the speakers was a Kamau Kambon, author and owner of Blacknificent Books. I did a web search and I came up with this link: Blacknificent Books
I'm not a stenographer but this transcript is 98% accurate:
..."Now how do I know that the white people know that we are going to come up with a solution to the problem. I know it because they have retina scans, racial profiling, DNA banks, and they're monitoring our people to try to prevent the ONE person from coming up with the ONE idea. And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to. We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet to solve the problem. *tepid applause* Now I don't care whether you clap or not but I'm saying to you that we need to solve this problem because they are going to kill us. And I will leave on that. So we just have to set up our own system and stop playing and get very serious and not get diverted from coming up with a solution to the problem and the problem on the planet is white people."

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