Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Nagin marks MLK Day by dwelling on skin color

As I stated in my last post, Dr. King's dream of a colorblind society is constantly being undermined by the left today. New Orleans Mayor Ray "School Bus" Nagin did as much yesterday when he called for the re-Africanization of New Orleans. From 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 ([sic] - Ed.) ."

"I don't care what people are saying Uptown (read: "Whitey" - Ed.) 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.

Pressed later to explain his comments, Nagin, who is black, told CNN affiliate WDSU-TV that he was referring to creation of a racially diverse city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, insisting that his remarks were not divisive.

"How do you make chocolate? You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink. That is the chocolate I am talking about," he said.

"New Orleans was a chocolate city before Katrina. It is going to be a chocolate city after. How is that divisive? It is white and black working together, coming together and making something special."
Talk about backpedaling! He wants a black city, then when pressed, he Kerrys his meaning a bit by saying that you "make chocolate" by mixing white milk with...chocolate? Huh? And "This city will be a majority African-American city" doesn't mean "I want mostly black folks here"? What white African-Americans would he be talking about...Teresa Heinz-Kerry? Did he go to the Dick Durbin the Turban School of Crappy Analogies, with a minor in Kerry Nuance Studies? Anyway:
In his speech, Nagin also said "God is mad at America," in part because he does not approve "of us being in Iraq under false pretenses."

"He is sending hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it is destroying and putting stress on this country," Nagin said.

He said God is "upset at black America also."

"We are not taking care of ourselves. We are not taking care of our women, and we are not taking care of our children when you have a community where 70 percent of its children are being born to one parent."
Yeah, that must be it! God is mad at America for being in Iraq, so He decided to flood a city whose residents were mostly opposed to that war. Also, God is upset at black America, so He flooded a city that He wants, according to Mayor "School Bus", to remain black. Not to mention the problems he talks about in the black community (such as single-parent households, deadbeat dads, etc.) are problems that have been exacerbated by the very welfare state that Nagin allowed to flourish in the Big Easy. Got it. Thanks for clearing all that up.

Finally, I think we see the true motives for Mayor "School Bus" and his tirade:
Nagin, first elected in 2002, had been due to come up for re-election next month. However, state officials postponed the city election until April because of the disruptions caused by Katrina.
Nagin is afraid that the "disruptions" caused by Katrina (i.e. the displacement of lots of black voters) could result in a higher-than-average percentage of "white chocolate" voters who will vote his inept posterior out of office. Therefore, he's asked the similarly inept Blanco administration to save his political hide by holding off the elections until they can import more voters...er, residents.

I don't have to tell you what the fallout would be if, say, a white Republican mayor of a Mississippi Gulf coast city lamented that his city now wasn't "ivory enough", do I? The MSM would be on him like a pack of dogs on a three-legged cat, branding him a "racist."

Thanks for defiling Dr. King's memory, Nagin. Nicely done, jerk!