Skip to comments.NPR calls Washington 'Chocolate City': Report focusing on racial make-up leaves bitter
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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Please post the “Thats Racist” picture here.
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.
If a Republican said something like this they would be hounded to death.
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.
And NEVER heard chocolate city until Nagin
Please let congress defund NPR.
It’s only a matter of time until blacks become a minority in D.C.
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.
What is Trent Lott’s take on the comment? Did the NPR run down to Louisiana and get a sound bite from David Duke?
Hope you don’t think having a white homosexual majority is going to be an improvement.
Ironically, most black citizens in Chocolate cities would much rather live in safe,secure Vanilla neighborhoods.
scratchin my head...I don’t remember nagin coming under fire for that.
But the big question is, are they still the vanilla suburbs?
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”.
It's the kind of things not said when Whitey's not around.
Like in "church."
Man, I butchered that one.
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
Lobbyists and the restaurant racket lead the way. The federal agencies not so much.
thanks...I remember the chocolate speech, I just don’t remember a hullabaloo over it. I must have been in a coma...sheesh !
NPR would be screaming “racism” if someone had made the reverse observation.
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