Quote from Troy Henry last night:
"As it relates to representation yes, African-Americans have a large representation but there is a move afoot people to change that. If you look out there today there is a move afoot to have a majority white city council, the Inspector General is white, a District Attorney that's white, a US Attorney that's white, a head of education that's white - all of a sudden you begin to wonder is there even going to be African-American representation in our elected officials so there is a move afoot to not only continue the racial divide but also to create a representation divide when you have a 65% African-American city.
There is a whole move afoot now to create a whole bunch of oversight organizations for African-American-run organizations - let's face it - whether it be the Metropolitan Crime Commission, the BGR, public private Horizon Initiative to outsource that element of government, outsourcing the element of NORD -- all of sudden what the plan appears to be is in essence to neuter African-American power and have economic leadership stay in the hands of the minority white."
This bullshit is killing this city. It's so sad.
The move to broaden the racial divide is afoot....and he's responsible for it, along with Riley, and Nagin. Their attempts to polarize the New Orleans' community along racial lines only perpetuate the exact evil they proclaim to despise.
I think from now on, in any debate or mayoral forum....people should bring a mirror and the moment Henry starts spouting this crap everyone should hold their mirrors up. A reflection campaign.
My hopes for this election is that it will be the beginning of the end for this mentality....that doesn't mean I hope a white mayor is elected...it means I hope we get to the point where it doesn't matter what a candidate's skin color is. Or at least get to the point where race isn't used to polarize our community for the sake of getting an egomaniac elected at any cost.