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HUD Secretary: New Orleans Not "Going To Be As Black As It Was"

@ 06:48 PM (114 months, 15 days ago)

Move over, "That's So Raven."  You've got competition!

African-American Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson can look into the future, too!

And he is fortelling of a Whiter New Orleans.  Speaking about the Big Easy, Jackson said: "it's not going to be as black as it was for a long time, if ever again."

This is the same Alphonso Jackson who last year said he was advising George W. Bush on the Black vote in the 2004 election.  And says he told Bush to forget about older African-Americans who came up during the civil rights movement, and concentrate his efforts on younger African-Americans.  He said "You can't rise as a class.  You have to rise individually.  It's what many of the civil rights-era people don't understand."