First and foremost, I won't even honor Kwaters' paste-job beyond saying this: your proxy analysis of the 21st Century politics is predicated on the silly argument that 1, people vote purely on the basis of skin color; and two, Barack Obama is some manifestation of black power and equality. He's half white...or because he fails the brown paper bag test, he his genealogical history becomes void!? Yeah, you have a lot to be guilty for, and it has nothing to do with your granddaddy lynching negroes. It's being a disillusioned conservative in New Orleans, which is sad.
Secondly, who among you were at the meeting? Who among you watched that entire exchange between Stacy Head and Veronica White? Exactly. Very few, or more likely, none of you. Stacy Head was incredibly antagonistic, period. She went far and beyond the ethical boundaries in her questioning. My City Council isn't Judge Judy! Come on.
Lastly, it didn't have to be against a black woman that this issue blew up into the garbage that it is. It is purely the CONTEXT by which this became significant that it becomes an issue. Why is it that Ms. White became demonized on the 10 O'clock news, looking very much like a angry black woman, when she was provoked by an angry white one?? That spin cannot be seen because everyone is too busy pointing fingers at Nagin. It's not about Nagin. It's not even about Veronica White and Stacy Head. It's about getting my city fixed and Stacy Head is incapable of spurring this process because she is too concerned with APPEARING to be concerned. She ONLY wants to be re-elected or promoted. Wake up, she a politician.
Just because Obama became President doesn't mean that the issue of race all of a sudden disappeared or blacks no longer have a right to complain about centuries of inequality. That doesn't just go away over night. People don't complain for their health. Apparently there is a reason that he brought this issue to light again...maybe because the person he is referring to is...gasp...a racist or at the very least, saying racist things.
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