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The Chocolate City speech is the nickname that some people have given to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speech by Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 16, 2006. The speech concerned race politics in New Orleans several months after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of the city. The reference is to the occurrence of the phrase chocolate city in Nagin's speech, which was one of several points in the speech which occasioned significant controversy.
chocolate city speech - Bing
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Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
The cartoon is named Midas Touch, the story involved turning things into gold by touch. Midas soon learned that turning everything into gold was bad. So if we go by the implied story of Midas it has zero to do with race. It comes back to assuming chocolate and **** represent a race. That is the assumption that the OP made that chocolate and **** equates a race. You would have to think that way to see racism in the cartoon. You would have to think racist thoughts to jump to that conclusion.
It would be like assuming that since there are honky tonks and the racial slur of honky, that playing country music is racist. While in the right circumstance it could be, it isnt a given that it is. Context and personal bias dictates how such things are perceived on a individual basis. Without a bias that provides the context in this cartoon then it is just chocolate and **** (the lesson of Midas touch used as a political satire). Though one could say it was dumb to use chocolate and **** because of racists and people who would jump to conclusions.