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NPR calls Washington 'Chocolate City': Report focusing on racial make-up leaves bitter
wnd ^ | 2/16/11 | Joe Kovacs

Posted on 02/16/2011 4:22:14 PM PST by Nachum

In the days following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin came under fire for publicly saying he wanted to rebuild his city as a "Chocolate New Orleans."

Now, a report by National Public Radio is using similar terminology, calling the nation's capital "chocolate," but noting a change in its flavor.

The article, titled, "D.C., Long 'Chocolate City,' Becoming More Vanilla," by Alex Kellogg, opens by stating: "For decades Washington, D.C., was known affectionately as 'Chocolate City' to many black Americans, because it was predominantly African-American.

"Most big U.S. cities are getting browner as more blacks, Hispanics and Asians move in. Washington, by contrast, fell to just 53 percent black in 2009, down from a peak of 71 percent in 1970. That's partly because D.C. has quickly become one of the most expensive cities in America, and one of the only cities in the U.S. where property values continue to rise despite the economic downturn."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chocolate; city; npr; washington
Full Title: NPR calls Washington 'Chocolate City': Report focusing on racial make-up leaves bitter taste in some mouths

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1 posted on 02/16/2011 4:22:23 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Please post the “Thats Racist” picture here.


2 posted on 02/16/2011 4:23:23 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum

The Republicans in congress should use this incident to de-fund it.

That is if they had the guts to do it.

I know Bauchman would.


3 posted on 02/16/2011 4:23:53 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Nachum

If a Republican said something like this they would be hounded to death.


4 posted on 02/16/2011 4:26:03 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Nachum

What a bunch of racist bastards! The more they focus on race just proves it. I don’t give a crap what color anyone is, and I think a lot of FReepers would say the same. What I care about is what they believe religiously, politically and socially.


5 posted on 02/16/2011 4:26:15 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Nachum

6 posted on 02/16/2011 4:26:33 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Nachum
40.6% white...54% black...2009

And NEVER heard chocolate city until Nagin

7 posted on 02/16/2011 4:28:00 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Please let congress defund NPR.


8 posted on 02/16/2011 4:31:24 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Everyone should have this in their collection...
9 posted on 02/16/2011 4:32:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Nachum

It’s only a matter of time until blacks become a minority in D.C.


10 posted on 02/16/2011 4:32:59 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: vpintheak

I think Freepers would all agree that it is more iomportant what is in a person’s heart, mind and soul than what color they are, what creed they follow, what nationality they are, or what race they are.


11 posted on 02/16/2011 4:33:36 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

What is Trent Lott’s take on the comment? Did the NPR run down to Louisiana and get a sound bite from David Duke?


12 posted on 02/16/2011 4:37:20 PM PST by pointsal
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To: WashingtonSource

Hope you don’t think having a white homosexual majority is going to be an improvement.


13 posted on 02/16/2011 4:40:55 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Ironically, most black citizens in Chocolate cities would much rather live in safe,secure Vanilla neighborhoods.


14 posted on 02/16/2011 4:53:18 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Nachum

scratchin my head...I don’t remember nagin coming under fire for that.


15 posted on 02/16/2011 4:53:57 PM PST by stylin19a ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: BenLurkin

But the big question is, are they still the vanilla suburbs?


16 posted on 02/16/2011 5:03:23 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: stylin19a

Yes, Nagin’s comments stirred up a bit of dust, mostly because the media was reporting *everything* out of New Orleans at the time. Try searching “Nagin apologizes”.


17 posted on 02/16/2011 5:04:07 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: COBOL2Java
They want to keep DC majority black? Here's a win-win: Most of the white influx has been due to the size of the federal government growing exponentially in the last decade or so. Gut the bureaucracy, blacks get their Hell on Earth back, Marion Barry can go back to being Mayor-For-Life, and the rest of America can live like free men and women. Sounds pretty magnanimous to me.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

18 posted on 02/16/2011 5:42:49 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: Sacajaweau
And NEVER heard chocolate city until Nagin

It's the kind of things not said when Whitey's not around.

Like in "church."

19 posted on 02/16/2011 5:47:53 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Man, I butchered that one.


20 posted on 02/16/2011 5:48:43 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: muawiyah
Hope you don’t think having a white homosexual majority is going to be an improvement.

I'll bet 10-15% of all DC area Federal workers are gay and lesbian. Congressional staffs both Democrat and Republican are full of gays

21 posted on 02/16/2011 6:02:51 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: dennisw

Lobbyists and the restaurant racket lead the way. The federal agencies not so much.


22 posted on 02/16/2011 6:11:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Charles Martel

thanks...I remember the chocolate speech, I just don’t remember a hullabaloo over it. I must have been in a coma...sheesh !


23 posted on 02/16/2011 7:14:21 PM PST by stylin19a ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: Nachum

NPR would be screaming “racism” if someone had made the reverse observation.


24 posted on 02/16/2011 7:18:17 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: Nachum
affectionately

Hmmm...

25 posted on 02/16/2011 7:20:12 PM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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