September 30, 2005

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From this article on the future of New Orleans:

It will be years before New Orleans regains the half-million population it had before Hurricane Katrina, and the population might never again be predominantly black, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson said Wednesday during a visit to Houston.

"Whether we like it or not, New Orleans is not going to be 500,000 people for a long time," he said. "New Orleans is not going to be as black as it was for a long time, if ever again."

He said he isn't sure that the Ninth Ward, a predominantly black and poor neighborhood devastated by flooding, should be rebuilt at all. If it is, the new construction should be designed to withstand disaster, he said.

Via Houston Chronicle.

Posted by Magpie at September 30, 2005 01:22 AM | US News | Technorati links |

I was commenting during the hurricane that we're gonna get a brand new (white) Disney-fied New Orleans, where the only people of color will be performing and working, not living.

Posted by: Will at September 30, 2005 03:08 PM