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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ray Nagin: Chocolate Milk Fanatic

This has got to be the funniest, most furious backpedaling I've ever seen after a controversial comment. From cnn.com:

Mayor Ray Nagin on Tuesday apologized for urging residents to rebuild a "chocolate New Orleans" and saying, "You can't have New Orleans no other way." On Monday, Nagin said God wanted New Orleans to be predominantly black and said he didn't care what the predominantly white Uptown section of the city had to say about it.

"I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day," he said. "This city will be a majority African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be."

After the statement, he insisted he wasn't being divisive.

"How do you make chocolate? You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink. That is the chocolate I am talking about," he said. "New Orleans was a chocolate city before Katrina. It is going to be a chocolate city after. How is that divisive? It is white and black working together, coming together and making something special."


Yum. Racial harmony never sounded so delicious!

1 Comments:

  • Has to be some of the most entertaining and creative back-peddling I've ever seen.

    By Blogger Nick, at 7:38 AM  

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