Why Nagin beat Juvenile
blog (from theInstitute for Southern Studies
and itsFacing South
publication) already has a number of pieces of essential reading, including areport
on why New Orleans isn't hurricane-ready (see alsolevees.org
to do something about this apalling situation, as well as the Army Corps of Engineers' recentadmission of responsibility
for the failed levees) and ananalysis of why Ray Nagin
won the New Orleans election despite the popular distrustechoed by rapper Juvenile
It was the deliberate efforts of the white elite and their supporters to take control of city government and prevent poor African Americans from returning that created the racial fear and distrust that sent black voters into Nagin's camp. It was white people, not blacks, who got Ray Nagin elected.
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