A whiter New Orleans?

A Bush Cabinet officer predicted this week that New Orleans likely will never again be a majority black city, and several black officials are outraged. Alphonso R. Jackson, secretary of housing and urban development, during a visit with hurricane victims in Houston, said New Orleans would not reach its pre-Katrina population of “500,000 people for a long time,” and “it’s not going to be as black as it was for a long time, if ever again.”

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  1. David Drake says:

    Interesting debate over the future of New Orleans. Having listened to much of the media handwringing over the poverty and neglect of and lack of jobs for African-Americans in New Orleans, it seems to me that many will have better opportunities elsewhere. Let’s see what they want to do and support their choices rather than forcing them to move back into the Ninth Ward (or worse, onto an abandoned air force base as the Rev. Jackson and Rep. Waters advocate) solely, it would appear, for the benefit of the Democratic party.

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