- The city was 70 percent white and 30 percent black.
Flash back to 1960 New Orleans.
|New Orleans was 70 percent white in 1950. It only became a "Chocolate City" after the fall of segregation and restrictive covenants made protecting white civilization from black depravity illegal in the eyes of the U.S. Constitution|
- The city was 62.5 percent white and 37 percent black.
Flash back to 1970 New Orleans.
- The city was 54.4 percent white and 45 percent black.
Flash back to 1980 New Orleans.
- The city was 42.5 percent white and 55 percent black.
Flash back to 1990 New Orleans.
- The city was 34.9 percent white and 61.9 percent black.
Flash back to 2000 New Orleans.
- The city was 28 percent white and 67 percent black.
Flash back to 2010 New Orleans.
- The city was 33 percent white and 60 percent black. [
Walking to New Orleans: Ethics and the Concept of Participatory Design in Post-Disaster Reconstruction by Robert Ross, p. 164 - 165]
Louisiana – Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) says residents of his city left because of monuments dedicated to Civil War-era icons.
In a press scrum, Landrieu told the media that the Confederate monuments, which he is in the final stages of removing, “have run people out of the city.”
“But I will say this for people that are interested in the cost,” Landrieu said.
“The cultural and economic and the spiritual loss to this city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city,” Landrieu claimed. “The great migration that sent some of our best and brightest to places across the country that we don’t have the benefit of has been incredible.”
Historians, in the past, have said that the opposite is true of New Orleans, however, arguing that the city attracts tourists and residents because of its rich history and public museum-like displays.
Landrieu made the statement hours before the City began removing one of the most famous monuments, a statue of General Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle. Other monuments already removed by the Landrieu Administration include the Battle at Liberty Place, Jefferson Davis, and the P.G.T. Beauregard Monuments.Landrieu’s comments were made despite no evidence showing such a migration in the last decade due to the Civil War-era monuments.
Maybe the Confederate monuments caused their >75 IQ too?
The Confederate and Reconstruction monuments in New Orleans were erected in 1884 (Robert E. Lee), 1891 (Liberty Place), 1911 (Jefferson Davis) and 1915 (P.G.T. Beauregard). According to the US Census Bureau, the population of New Orleans grew in every decade of the Jim Crow era.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought the end of white supremacy and segregation in New Orleans. From the 1960 to the 2010 Census, New Orleans has lost 283,696 residents under integration. Many of these residents were black and were temporarily displaced by Hurricane Katrina. They are now returning to New Orleans which is reverting to pre-Katrina levels of violent crime.
That’s what really caused the Great Migration out of New Orleans.
“I have always observed that wherever you find the negro, everything is going down around him, and wherever you find the white man, you see everything around him improving.”It was the blacks, unleashed from the restrictions white people long ago enshrined into law to protect their descendants from black depravity, who drove productive white people from New Orleans.
Not monuments, but blacks.