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    Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 federal corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering.

    The charges are the outgrowth of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen.

    The counts include wire fraud, bribery, money laundering, filing false tax returns and conspiracy.

    Nagin, a former cable television executive, was a political novice before being elected to his first term as mayor in 2002, buoyed by strong support from white voters. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 elevated Nagin to the national stage, where he gained a reputation for colorful and sometimes cringe-inducing rhetoric.

    During a radio interview broadcast in the storm's early aftermath, he angrily pleaded with federal officials to "get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get their asses moving to New Orleans."

    In January 2006, he apologized for a Martin Luther King Day speech in which he predicted New Orleans would be a "chocolate city" and asserted that "God was mad at America."

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    This is what I hate. Black men who succumb to the value system they grew up with.
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Quote Originally Posted by marsden View Post
    This is what I hate. Black men who succumb to the value system they grew up with.
    I'm not accepting your premise (that crime results primarily from upbringing and race allows us to guess his), but I still have a question even allowing the premise to stand: It doesn't bother you when whites (presumably) do the same?

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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Would it be racist to note the large number of minority mayors that are charged with corruption? Or to note that their adoring constituents vote for them anyway.

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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I'm not accepting your premise (that crime results primarily from upbringing and race allows us to guess his), but I still have a question even allowing the premise to stand: It doesn't bother you when whites (presumably) do the same?
    Beat me too it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Would it be racist to note the large number of minority mayors that are charged with corruption? Or to note that their adoring constituents vote for them anyway.
    Only if they're Democrats. Otherwise, fire away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Would it be racist to note the large number of minority mayors that are charged with corruption? Or to note that their adoring constituents vote for them anyway.
    Compared to how many white mayors etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Only if they're Democrats. Otherwise, fire away.
    That's true, but does not make the initial statement any less racist when you look at the number of other races (white) mayors. Of course I could always say...

    "This is what I hate. white men who succumb to the value system they grew up with." in relation to corrupt American congressmen, senators, judges, presidents etc...
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    "This is what I hate. white men who succumb to the value system they grew up with." in relation to corrupt American congressmen, senators, judges, presidents etc...
    I think that works just fine. We can presume that whites are brought up in households where holding down the man by any means is the value system. Seems fair.

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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    That's true, but does not make the initial statement any less racist when you look at the number of other races (white) mayors. Of course I could always say...

    "This is what I hate. white men who succumb to the value system they grew up with." in relation to corrupt American congressmen, senators, judges, presidents etc...
    I agree with the racist part. I seem to remember a lot of dumb ass white people who supported Blaggo right until the bitter end, too. Hell, It wouldn't surprise me one bit if he is elected to some kind of office after he get's out of prison. So, yeah, I agree that "stupid" crosses racial lines equally.
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I'm not accepting your premise (that crime results primarily from upbringing and race allows us to guess his), but I still have a question even allowing the premise to stand: It doesn't bother you when whites (presumably) do the same?
    What negative racial characteristics have become stereotypes in our culture re: Whites?

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