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Monday, January 16, 2006


A thought experiment: What if the white mayor of, say, Mobile, Alabama, stood up today and announced, "God is surely mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane as a sign to those who oppose the liberation of Iraq. But he's also mad at white people for not taking care of each other. Don't worry, though, Mobile will be lily white again."

A racist loon, right?

But New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's idea of honoring Martin Luther King Day included the very same sentiments about black people in his city.

What Would Martin Luther King, Jr. Do? Why do I think he'd have reservations about promoting the "chocolatization" of any city?


Anonymous Shawne said...

I didn't vote for him. Nuff' said.

5:20 PM

Blogger CS said...

This is a problem in the civil-rights/race movement today; it used to be about integration, now it is getting to be more about separation.

The more noble aims of the old pioneers of the movement have seemingly given way to a moderate Pantherism- more Sharpton than King.

5:43 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

I entirely agree, CS. A good way to sum it up. Today's Jackson/Sharpton/Bond/Mfume/Farrakhan juggernaut sound more like David Duke in reverse.

7:53 AM


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