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View Poll Results: Take them down or leave them up?
Take them down. They're offensive. 133 36.14%
Leave them up. It's history. 235 63.86%
Voters: 368. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-19-2017, 08:24 PM
 
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Did people vote on this? It seems like this mayor wants to divert peoples attention from new orleans continuing decline

"In Louisiana, Seventy-three percent of respondents said they opposed removing the Confederate memorials. The poll found 88 percent of whites opposed removal, while 47 percent of blacks also opposed removal.

A different poll, released earlier this month by the University of New Orleans, looked only at New Orleans residents and found about half in favor of removal."

Optimism dims in New Orleans, poll says; 50 percent favor Confederate monumentsí removal
City in doubt

"The promises of post-Katrina recovery may be wearing thin for New Orleans voters, who are less satisfied with life in the city and more pessimistic about the future than in recent years, according to a University of New Orleans poll released Wednesday."

Optimism dims in New Orleans, poll says; 50 percent favor Confederate monuments

The left is just really stirring up race hate in the south, this Charlottesville protest picture looks like something from the 1960s.

why don't they just get over it? Why are they protesting? And you asked did the people vote...YES, they voted for the officials that decided to take the slave symbols down.


Why would a confederate statue coming down stir up "race hate"?...it's an inanimate object that symbolizes slavery and it's symbolizes being un-American.

 
Old 05-19-2017, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Originally Posted by floridanative10 View Post
Did people vote on this? It seems like this mayor wants to divert peoples attention from new orleans continuing decline

"In Louisiana, Seventy-three percent of respondents said they opposed removing the Confederate memorials. The poll found 88 percent of whites opposed removal, while 47 percent of blacks also opposed removal.

A different poll, released earlier this month by the University of New Orleans, looked only at New Orleans residents and found about half in favor of removal."

Optimism dims in New Orleans, poll says; 50 percent favor Confederate monumentsí removal
City in doubt

"The promises of post-Katrina recovery may be wearing thin for New Orleans voters, who are less satisfied with life in the city and more pessimistic about the future than in recent years, according to a University of New Orleans poll released Wednesday."

Optimism dims in New Orleans, poll says; 50 percent favor Confederate monuments

The left is just really stirring up race hate in the south, this Charlottesville protest picture looks like something from the 1960s.
Can you get your own quote straight, geesh


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Overall, about 50 percent of voters support removing the monuments, 31 percent oppose it and 19 percent offered no opinion.
 
Old 05-19-2017, 09:02 PM
 
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Why the Confederate supporters want to remind people of a loss war is beyond comprehension. After the war all symbols of the Confederacy should have been banned. That's how losers and traitors should have been treated.
 
Old 05-19-2017, 09:31 PM
 
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why don't they just get over it? Why are they protesting? And you asked did the people vote...YES, they voted for the officials that decided to take the slave symbols down.


Why would a confederate statue coming down stir up "race hate"?...it's an inanimate object that symbolizes slavery and it's symbolizes being un-American.
It is stirring up race hate and its going to get worse all over the country. more than 6 in 10 americans say race relations are generally bad and getting worse, and a large majority say they are getting worse.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.ad83e3a6b828

This is the state that elected a former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and someone with a very troubled past like David Duke as a state representative to the louisiana house from Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans . He won 43% of the votes for senate and 39% for governor when everyone including the republican president and republican party were vehemently against him. Duke won large majorities of the white vote in louisiana, even in the governors race he won 55% of the white vote

The younger right wingers out there and nationalists are alot more internet savvy than duke and without his baggage, and stuff like this fuels the fire. This crap by the mayor doesnt unite anyone. It is funny to see al the northerners posting anti southern crap in here when the segregation and race problems are as bad and even worse up north


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Can you get your own quote straight, geesh
What are you talking about? The quotes were correct



Louisiana residents oppose Confederate monument removal by a wide margin | NOLA.com

Optimism dims in New Orleans, poll says; 50 percent favor Confederate monuments

Only 50% of new orleans residents wanted the statues removed, pretty much the same numbers for blacks all over louisiana with 47 percent of blacks also opposing removal.

Mitch Landrieu is demagogue and a con artist like that scumbag Michael Signer in Charlottesville. Landrieu wants national press attention and doesnt want a vote to see what the city thinks because he doesnt want to lose.

The city is still vying with Chicago to be the murder capital, actually New Orleans has a higher murder rate than Chicago. There was just another shooting on bourbon street a few weeks ago

Well done Mayor

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Out West
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New Orleans Confederate monuments can come down, court rules | NOLA.com

The lee statue has been up since 1884. What are your thoughts?
Our history being torn down.
 
Old 05-19-2017, 09:50 PM
 
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This reminds me of a South Park episode when half the town thinks the town's flag is racist, but the other half thinks it is history, and eventually people just make bland statements like this:

 
Old 05-19-2017, 10:03 PM
 
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The irony of thinking it would all go away with the firing of Comey....what is wrong with that man.
 
Old 05-19-2017, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The Democrat Party should be required to apologize to everyone for their support of slavery, racism, and violence from inception till today.
Except that the Democratic Party that supported slavery & racism ceased to exist in the 1960's when President Johnson passed Civil Right laws and he proclaimed "We lost the South".
 
Old 05-19-2017, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm so sad. What a tragedy.

Pfffft...whatever. Dump the damn things in a Louisiana swamp for all I care.
It's interesting how African Americans are told to forget about the enslavement of millions of Africans over 350 years and are told "none of you today are slaves, it is history."

So, White people, "you should forget about the Civil War and its monuments, none of you are Confederates today, so forget about it".
 
Old 05-19-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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It's interesting how African Americans are told to forget about the enslavement of millions of Africans over 350 years and are told "none of you today are slaves, it is history."

So, White people, "you should forget about the Civil War and its monuments, none of you are Confederates today, so forget about it".
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"none of you today are slaves, it is history."
Nor do they own any today ...

The Black Slave Owners - SlaveRebellion.org

"On the other hand the black population in 1860 was 4.5 million, with about 500,000 living in the South. Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. In New Orleans over 3,000 free blacks owned slaves, about 28 percent of the free Black population in the city." (publication cites research at page bottom)
__________

Nothing ever is as it seems campaigning straight ahead ...

Republicans need a clean break with the Confederacy

SC put the rebel flag back. I'm thinking it depends on state interests on how all this will fly, (in sanitizing history) and as for as not being Confederate, 'we all American now', and, the U.S. flag is also rumored to be on that bucket list.

The way others would define a confederate is not the same way I would, just so you know. I don't buy the common narrative, because it is flawed.
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