January 16, 2006

God Hates Black People

Strange as it may seem (or not), New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, not Robert Byrd or Pat Robertson, made the following claim:

Mayor Ray Nagin suggested Monday that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that "God is mad at America" and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting.

"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin, who is black, said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Day.

"Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves."

Nagin also promised that New Orleans will be a "chocolate" city again. Many of the city's black neighborhoods were heavily damaged by Katrina.

"It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans _ the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans," the mayor said. "This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."

Nagin went on to have an imaginary conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I'm going to be very charitable with Mayor Nagin, and simply suggest that he take some time off from his job and seek counseling for what may be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The man is starting to sound less rational than Marion Barry.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 16, 2006 11:45 PM | TrackBack

He's been breathing TOXIC FUMES! Clear case of brain damage...sue Bush.

Imagine a white mayor saying that about a white city.

Does the good Mayor also want a majority of the tourists to the Big Easy also be black? Are they going to start asking your race when you try to book a hotel room?

The man needs to be put in a straght jacket.

Posted by: Maggie at January 17, 2006 08:53 AM

The Mayor, as a public servant, must be required to attend hours of sensitivity training, and learn about the diversity of the human race! Content of character, not color of skin!

Posted by: Tom TB at January 17, 2006 09:37 AM