Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Land of Chocolate

When people get offended by things like Ray Naggin saying New Orleans should be chocolate they usually use reasoning that goes something like:
"well what if he said it should be an all white city"
or something to that effect. While that's a good point and all since it would be pretty obnoxious to say, it's really not the same thing. It's like complaining about BET and asking why there isn't any 'white TV' (I'm just going to assume my millions of readers understand that most TV is white TV).

Called on his comments, he comes up with this explanation:

"New Orleans was a chocolate city before Katrina. It is going to be a chocolate city after. How is that divisive? It is white and black working together, coming together and making something special."

Sure Ray, I'm sure that's the degree to which you originaly thought out that analogy.

Shame on the fucking media for again making the story about what this guy said instead of the unbelievably slow (read: forgotten) progress in rebuilding the poorer parts of the city. You can bet they'll have a couple of new hotels up before a single low income housing development gets so much as a mop.

The same news outlets that basked in the glow of tragedy, the same news anchors who swallowed the praise and adortion for their coverage like toothless whores can't be bothered with reporting on the poor people now. Mardi Gras is on schedule so all must be fine.

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