American Renaissance

Mayor: New Orleans To Be “Chocolate” Again

AR Articles on Racial Identity
Ethnic Genetic Interests (Feb. 2003)
Is a Multiracial Nation Possible? (Feb. 1992)
What Makes a Nation: The Case of Japan (Sep. 1991)
Search for Racial Identity
More news stories on Racial Identity
Brett Martel, AP, Jan. 16, 2006

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Ray Nagin told a crowd gathered at City Hall for a Martin Luther King Day march that New Orleans will be “chocolate” again.

“We ask black people … 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,” Nagin said Monday. “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.”

The city was more than 60 percent black before Hurricane Katrina displaced about three-quarters of its population, but spared several predominantly white neighborhoods.


Original article

(Posted on January 16, 2006)

New Orleans Mayor Invokes King Legacy

AP, Jan, 14, 2006

NEW ORLEANS — The mayor of New Orleans called on his struggling Saturday to unite in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as it rebuilds its hurricane-ravaged neighborhoods.


Nagin said he is committed to seeing a diverse city rebuilt, and he hoped that this year’s King celebrations, beginning Sunday, would focus on the legacy of King and Rosa Parks, as well as those who died as Hurricane Katrina hit the city on Aug. 29 and flooded its neighborhoods.

New Orleans, which before the storm was two-thirds black, cannot be allowed to change significantly in the rebuilding process, Nagin said.

“I’m focused on rebuilding one New Orleans for everyone,” he said.


Original article

     Previous story       Next Story       Post a Comment      Search


Home      Top      Previous story       Next Story      Search

Post a Comment

Commenting guidelines: We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. Statements of fact and well-considered opinion are welcome, but we will not post comments that include obscenities or insults, whether of groups or individuals. We reserve the right to hold our critics to lower standards.

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)