Sunday, August 20, 2006
The comment that turned to a post
What’s the mystery here? it's no secret dirty republicans and developers in their pockets want to turn nola into a disneyland for whities, so yeah, the black folk gots to go. black people scare white people.
I think you have it 1/2 correct and the rest wrong.
No doubt other than Nagin, politicians want to keep black people out of New Orleans. These politicians who are actually state congress people and State Senators are the driving force. Why support a huge populace that can not and has never supported itself? This money cuts into their pet projects funded out of Baton Rouge – hell let's just take that money for a golf course and barn – why the hell would we want to give it to constituents that will never vote for us? Bad?? – Yes I agree, but I still think that is what is happening.
The Whites that live in Orleans Parish are not scared by a majority that is black and poor. If they were scared by this they would have never thrown their tax dollars into buying homes in Orleans Parish. They would have simply moved to bigger, better and newer homes in the Burbs.
The whites are simply disappointed that the whole hope for a crime free city has been ruined by 95% gang territory black on black crime.
When I was finally allowed back in Orleans Parish in October 2005, it was like living in an urban city that was in the “country side” It was wonderful not having to fight traffic and the traffic challenged, it was a fabulous experience to be able to park in front of my house without fighting neighbors for parking. The lights were out, the stars were shining.
It is not about having a white New Orleans. New Orleans is defined by being racially diverse with the percentage of this diversity being 25% white and 75% Black. This diversity in culture defines this city and makes it GREAT, UNIQUE all of the superlatives.
If this was all racial black kids and white kids would be killing each other at an equal rate of perversity.
The fact it’s not racial does not make it any less disturbing or heartbreaking.
I went on so decided this would fit better as a post.