Monday, January 16, 2006


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Ray Nagin told a crowd gathered at City Hall
for a Martin Luther King Day march that New Orleans will be "chocolate" again.

"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," Nagin said Monday. "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."

So, on a day set aside for a man who envisioned a day when men "would not be judged on the color of their skin, but on the content of their character", Mayor Nagin obsesses about the color of men's skin thus revealing his total lack of character.

How can one distinguish the sentiment behind statements such as this from the racism that Martin Luther King spent his life fighting? Well, you can't.