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post #1 of 14
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I'm glad Nagrin apologized on his comments on Monday. I was really offended when he made his speech on Monday about the reconstruction of New Orleans and how racist he was. He should be thankful for anyone returning to the city and glad for ANYONE (black, white, pink..) to be there to populate the city again. Then to bring religion into his speech...saying that its God against America and how they treat blacks. Yes we are not a totally racist-free society, but don't say that "..it's God's will for the city to be mostly black again". You're not God, you're not a representative of him, your a politician, a mayor, elected, not deemed through divinity.

For the last 2 days I actually didn't feel bad for him. I thought that if this is his style on approaching the government for aid on the levees prior to Katrina, then no wonder they were repaired so poorly.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/6210363/detail.html
post #2 of 14
His comments were completely inappropriate. Racism is racism, no matter who says it. I get very upset when people say racist things but thinks it's acceptable because their particular race has experienced racism. The only way racism will end is if EVERY person of EVERY race quits putting their own race above all others.

Not one race has the right to make comments praising one race while in the same breath putting down other races. Not cool.
post #3 of 14
The best part was when he was trying to explain his comments by asking, "Do you know how you make chocolate? You mix dark chocolate and white milk and you get chocolate." Or something to that effect. It was ridiculous.
post #4 of 14
He does tend to run off at the mouth.
post #5 of 14
I don't want to name names but lately, it seem some politicans are using the "race card" for their parties interests (which may back fire in the long run). Its starting to get more more obvious lately and I know this has been going on for a very long time in our goverment (more then 100 years or more), but it seems to be brought up more and more... very disturbing...
post #6 of 14
What killed me was when he gave that interview right after Katrina and he was CHEWING GUM while giving the interview.

It is like, Buddy show some class, ditch the gum for crying out loud.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by ErinandSeamus
The best part was when he was trying to explain his comments by asking, "Do you know how you make chocolate? You mix dark chocolate and white milk and you get chocolate." Or something to that effect. It was ridiculous.
He said what?
post #8 of 14
He's not at all articulate. I think we can safely say that much
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by ErinandSeamus
The best part was when he was trying to explain his comments by asking, "Do you know how you make chocolate? You mix dark chocolate and white milk and you get chocolate." Or something to that effect. It was ridiculous.
Holy Cow, I didn't know about THAT part of the comment. That guy should be booted out of office for that comment. He's probably fearing that he won't get re-elected as mayor, so he's trying to play the race card.

Arg0 - I think the race card is played because we're in a republican party now. Since they tend to be more conservative than a democratic party and do come across as more racist because they don't tend to grant a lot of federal funding to state programs, such as welfare, foster programs, etc. So those that are in need of programs will pull the race card when they deem necessary.
post #10 of 14
That man seems to have a serious case of foot-in-mouth disease.
post #11 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErinandSeamus
The best part was when he was trying to explain his comments by asking, "Do you know how you make chocolate? You mix dark chocolate and white milk and you get chocolate." Or something to that effect. It was ridiculous.
Heard that gem this morning. Unbelievable.

Here is a link that includes the full quote:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...track=morenews
post #12 of 14
Oh I can't stand that guy He really makes me so angry. After the way he acted when Hurricane Katrina went through I feel he has no business being in office. He pulls the race card every opportunity he gets.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by squirtle
Oh I can't stand that guy He really makes me so angry. After the way he acted when Hurricane Katrina went through I feel he has no business being in office. He pulls the race card every opportunity he gets.
And what is most ironic is that he won the election with something like 60% of the white vote, and about 20% of the black vote. He's been called "Uncle Tom" because the blacks feel he caters to the interests of the rich whites or white business. Of course, this was prior to the hurricane. Now after the hurricane it's all about the oppression of the black man, especially when he's talking to a group with no whites in attendence.
post #14 of 14
I heard about that Heidi (about how he got voted in). I became so angry with him during an interview with Katie Couric on the Today Show. I don't remember the specific question, but it was along the lines of asking him why he had not evacuated the city sooner, or ordered more transportation to help the residents evacuate before it was too late. He completely turned her question around into blaming the government for not responding fast enough because of the black population in New Orleans. He did not even answer the question, she asked the question once more and of course he avoided answering.
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