January 16, 2006, - 4:38 pm

MLK Day: Well, Maybe Mayor Nagin Was Referring to Candy . . .

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.

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Old New Orleans vs. Ray Nagin’s Preferred 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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WHAT Mayor Nagin is referring to is an old P-Funk song about entitlement—
But that’s a temporary condition, too.
Can you dig it, CC?
To each his reach
And if I don’t cop, it ain’t mine to have
But I’ll be reachin’ for ya
‘Cause I love ya, CC.
Right on.
There’s a lot of chocolate cities, around
We’ve got Newark, we’ve got Gary
Somebody told me we got L.A.
And we’re working on Atlanta
But you’re the capital, CC
It’s an echo of “Let My People Go”…the ancient lament of when Israel was in Egypt’s land…and because of the latter-day self hate promulgated by neoconservatism, you may forget that OUR plight is much the same as that of the pre-*Shoah* Ashkenazim!!! BLACK Americans are facing the same kind of final solutionizing as your European forbears…check out the second book listed on THIS list— http://www.bh.org.il/names/POW/Katzenstein.asp —and it’s a SHAME that Joseph Kastein is NOT listed in Wikipedia!!!
YOU are willing to extend the olive branch to a religion that has pogrommed your people for 2,000 years…yet you are willing to Saulingly Tarsus and feather those who have been victimized by that same religion???
DELETE or explain my dear…..

EminemsRevenge on January 16, 2006 at 5:34 pm

I find reverse descrimination as disgusting as descrimination. I feel that derogatory comments are derogatory regardless of who says them, just because you are the minority does not make it correct. He should be called out on this as if he were any other politician. Where is the ACLU on this issue?
Raymond B
http://www.voteswagon.com

raymondb.voteswagon.com on January 16, 2006 at 7:50 pm

If this means white people’s tax money is not needed or wanted to rebuild New Orleans I am all for it. I am sure if Nagin contacts all the rich rap stars, Oprah, rich movies stars like Halle Berry and the rest he will have plenty of money for his peeps. Go for it!
Speaking of Wikipedia, I did look up “paranoid lunatic” and Eminem’s Revenge pic is listed…LOL!

The_Man on January 16, 2006 at 9:07 pm

There’s no such thing as “reverse racism”. That’s a falacy! The only term that applies is simply RACISM! And that’s what this is. Nagin gets a pass on being a dumb, ignorant, racist (again!) by the mainstream. Nagin is calling for Chocolate and it will most certainly be tainted by nuts (like him) again. Nagin should go back to San Antonio, where he lives and let the people with a real plan for the viability of New Orleans worry about the rebuilding of that city.

Yiddish Steel on January 16, 2006 at 9:24 pm

I am so sick of Sugar Ray. First, he lets his city and its school busses drown in Lake Ponchatrain coming in through the levees, he goes on television, swearing, and panicking from an “undisclosed location,” then he goes, “OK, everybody; New Orleans is safe to return to. Come on back,” just as another Hurricane is headed right for Texas… Lots of other things I have forgotten.
And now this.
This fool needs to be fired, if not in jail. And you’re right; if a White mayor ever said what he said about his city–that it is going to be a primarily White city, because God would want it that way… You could guarantee there’d be death threats on his life, there would be outrage in the MSM, there would be demands for his resignation… And while all of that would be the appropriate reaction to have, the fact that we definitely will not see any of that for Mayor Nagin is just disgusting to me. Shame on him, and shame on a society that continues to allow figureheads like him to perpetuate this “reverse” racism.

Dairenn on January 16, 2006 at 9:49 pm

I should add…not all of that–death threats are never a good thing. BUT, you know that there would be such threats.

Dairenn on January 16, 2006 at 9:50 pm

I can’t defend the comments by Eminem’s Revenge or by Mayor Nagin. The song, however, is just a playful expression of ethnic pride, not racial demagoguery. There is really no getting around the fact that African-Americans have their own culture like any other ethnic group in this country, so why shouldn’t they celebrate it? Now I have no problem with going after certain poisonous anti-Western aspects of Black culture which started on the lunatic fringes but spread throughout it like a cancer, but I don’t really see that in this song or most of P-Funk’s other songs. On the other hand, I don’t think it’s appropriate to quote a song like this on Martin Luther King Day or to use it in a serious political context.

KnightoftheImpaler on January 16, 2006 at 9:52 pm

I couldn’t care less about the song, I want to hear about “the latter-day self hate promulgated by neoconservatism” and “final solutionizing” of black Americans.

Jeff_W on January 17, 2006 at 9:18 am

rac?ism (rszm) KEY
NOUN:
The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
Okay, when it comes to sports and entertainment WE are obviously superior, so that may be a racist comment IF it wasn’t the truth…LOL
The second definition shows WHY Black folk cannot be racist!!! To be able to DISCRIMINATE means that WE would have to have power, and ANY Black man with a potential for power is shot down dead. As for “prejudice,” as the Sambo up top who misrepresents the P-Funk song shows…the Amerikkklan Nigro ain’t capable of “prejudice”…it’s just JEALOUSY that s/he cain’t wake up white!!!
And RE: The_Man’s comment…bout time i made Wikipedia…LOL

EminemsRevenge on January 17, 2006 at 10:52 am

HOprah is still living last I heard. Harry Belafonte is still breathing and making retarded comments. Isn’t the guy who owns BET and other magazines a billionaire (or was till he got a divorce and his wife got most)? The stupid mayor of New Orleans, a powerful man, looks pretty fit.
Sorry to disagree, ER, but I think you undeniably demonstrate the “Amerikkklan Nigro” (your words, not mine) can be just as prejudiced and racist as anyone else.

Jeff_W on January 17, 2006 at 11:25 am

‘Hurricane’Nagin?Parliaments?Louis Armstrong-probably,New Orleans most well known resident,said,for example,”When I reached the age of 11,I began to realize it was the Jewish family who instilled in me singing from the heart.”(Louis Armstrong by Laurence Bergreen p.57).Armstrong,who wore a Star of David,got his first break,playing a tin horn while working with the Karnoffsky family,who had a junk-peddling business.(As an alternative to The Parliaments,I
recommend Louis Armstrong plays WC Handy;Handy composed The St.Louis Blues).

jaywilton on January 17, 2006 at 11:30 am

EminemRev said “..to DISCRIMINATE means that WE would have to have power, and ANY Black man with a potential for power is shot down dead. ..”
What a load of garbage. Now you are trying to re-define “discrimination”. Give us a break. Next you will tell us that on whites can be racist.

saintknowitall on January 17, 2006 at 12:35 pm

To Saintknowitail; You’ll find with (REAL NAME MAYNARD) M+M’s rev.and most the others,garbage is the norm.But Debbie’s site is the best for great info.It is sad that the few can lower it to a level not where she should be . Growing pains I guess.

danny on January 17, 2006 at 2:25 pm

I wouldnt mind seeing a Chocolate city. It doesnt scare me to see Black people come together and have pride and say they want there city for them. Nagin has been under criticism for intentially exlcuding black people out so more capital investment can come to New Orleans. New Orleans is A city, that for years has been tormented by poverty, crime and horible schools and Racism, trust me its there. It does bother me that a perdominantly black city is poor, and mean while, some areas of the city, upper class or “white” are clean, have jobs, and find a way to send there kids to the excellent schools. Well maybe its not racism, maybe its nepitism, or classic good ol boys networking, either way, a african-american man with a odd comment about self empowerment is the lease of our worries. Having a chocalate city will not get anybody lynched, ignore other races who are in poverty, or exclude any other person from receiving the American Dream. Yes, it does bother me what he said, but racsim, I dont think so. I have heard my friends and cousins say some racist comments about black people and what Nagin said was nothing. Still dont make it right, but I think he has good intentions.

Rush03 on January 17, 2006 at 2:47 pm

Wait a minute, Rush. What do you mean “their” city? Black people, white people, any color people don’t have a “their” city. Since when did a city come under ownership by a race?
This “Chocolate City” utopia is bogus, too.

Jeff_W on January 17, 2006 at 3:49 pm

Well if New Orleans is supposed to be chocolate, I think all the vanilla people need to leave and let them have it. I’d like to see who takes charge and keeps that place going then. I’m packing right now!!!

bb on January 17, 2006 at 7:42 pm

If Orville Hubbard (Late mayor of Dearborn, MI) were alive today, he surely would be openly condemmned by the NAACP, ACLU and a whole plethora of left-wing initialled groups, yet Mayor Noggin gets a pass. Disgusting…

jj on January 17, 2006 at 7:49 pm

Ya know, if black people did take over the city there probably wouldn’t be any crime like Rush says.
After all, all those rich and BLACK rap stars get along so well. You don’t see them shooting each other do you? Oh, wait, uh, nevermind.

The_Man on January 17, 2006 at 8:26 pm

All I am saying is that some people are taking what he said as a form of pro-segregation. Thats not what he was saying. And if some people want to move, leave the country while your at it, we already have enough scared cowards here. Being sardonic doesnt make you intelligent. I still love you though.

Rush03 on January 18, 2006 at 2:30 pm

Nagin said New Orleans will become a chocolate city? Uh, what about lemonade? Outside of Vietnam, the largest population of Vietnamese is in Louisiana. Can you say racist?

KOAJaps on January 20, 2006 at 7:11 am

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