Comments: Surprise: Nagin blames racism

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"While tens of billions of dollars in federal aid have flowed to Louisiana and other states devastated by Katrina, much of it has gone to developers and contractors, Nagin said."
So where would the money go if you gave it directly to the people? Could they rebuild the city, or would they have to retain developers and contractors? It's likely best the city remains smaller as the taxpayer share of the rebuild costs would be smaller.

Posted by Al at August 19, 2006 09:27 PM

This, from the mayor of the 'chocolate city'?????

Posted by FirstState at August 21, 2006 10:07 AM

C'mon, everybody knows the levees were doing fine until racism showed up and destroyed them.

Posted by Duffy at August 21, 2006 09:34 PM

Editor, an excellent and powerful book suggestion for your readers: 3rd ed. of: Race and the Rise of the Republican Party, 1848-1865. Backed by 18 years of research this is a serious treatment of US racism/ethnocentrism and is not for the timid. Dr. James D. Bilotta/

Posted by James D. Bilotta at August 27, 2006 04:53 AM