January 16, 2006, - 4:38 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
It’s official. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is now an excuse for anti-White racism. Or maybe New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was talking about his taste in candy and confections.
Today, at an MLK Day celebration Nagin said, New Orleans should be “chocolate”. Here’s his complete quote at N’Awlins City Hall, today, as reported by AP:
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. 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.
Just what does that mean? White chocolate not allowed in Nagin’s soon-to-be-rebuilt city? I doubt any White politician would EVER get away with a similar statement. Gee, and we thought King was all for judging NOT by the color of skin.
To paraphrase Forrest Gump, life is like a box of chocolates [and HE was NOT referring to race]. You never know what kind of racist mayor you’re going to get.
***UPDATE: Reader “Eminem’s Revenge” (who is Black) says that Nagin was referring to a Parliament (or P-Funk) song, “Chocolate City” (lyrics here). It’s still racist, as is the song.
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