Sunday, January 29, 2006

Will New Orleans be white or black?

I shit you not! That is the title and lead of this article over at the Bayou Buzz.

When are we going to get away from race in this country? When will we start judging a person by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin? Who gives a desultory damn whether New Orleans is predominately black or white?

I have worked for and with peoples of all races. I have supervised all the races and been supervised by all the races. There is not a tinker's damn difference in the work performance of any person based on race. There is a hell of a lot of difference based on attitude, education, and parental influence. If a person comes to me with a good attitude, with a standard education and with a good work ethic, we can work together. If not, we can't. Plain and simple. Race has nothing to do with it.

New Orleans needs people who can work, who will work together. Whether the demographic is pale or dark (or anywhere in between) doesn't factor into the mix.

The article goes on to make this quote from a Baker University study:
meaning approximately 60 percent of African Americans will stay away and 70% of the whites will refuse to return, it still would mean a major change in demography with significant political significance.
Who gives a damn?
Already, a lawsuit has been filed to provide existing elected officials the names and locations of their constituencies.
Aaah, existing elected officials. Of course. The same nitwits who brought about this nightmare of personal fiefdoms, dependence on government, and inattention to poor levee construction is worried about their jobs.

New Orleans would be better served by worrying about those who chose to return, regardless of the color of their skin. Serve the constituency that exists. Worry about the city you have, rather than being concerned about whether it will be black or white.

The current elected officials in New Orleans disgust me.


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