Monday, January 16, 2006

Racism is a double edged sword, as Sondra K shows. First, Ray Nagin (the failed mayor of New Orleans who has chosen to hide behind his pigmentation) states that the new New Orleans needs to be a black city. It does? It can't be 50/50? Or whatever? Why can't we just get along?? Sheesh. Can't it just be American?--If you want to play colors we have white, brown, black, red, yellow, tan, ecru--hell, you name it. Imagine Nagin's chagrin if the new New Orleans ended up 49% black. He'd have a fit. What if a white politician had, in some fit of extremis, announced that this was the opportunity for white people to take over a profitable seaport and tourist destination? He'd be denounced in the loudest of terms, yet Nagin's plan for an all-black city meets no denounciation.

Imagine if all cities were all black and all white--none of us would have the foggiest idea that we're not so different. People who call for all-white or all-black cities are a$$holes. So far, though, I've only seen a call for an all-black city.

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