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Old 12-14-2006, 05:02 PM
 
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maybe I'm Wrong But Wasn't New Orleans Full Of Ghetto And Slums Before Katrina, I Understand Many Areas Were Fine, But I Believe Our Main Focus Should Be Focusing On African American Poverty In The United States Regardless Of A Natural Disaster Making Things Worst..and I'm A Caucasian Male!

 
Old 12-14-2006, 06:37 PM
 
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Default We need to train people

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maybe I'm Wrong But Wasn't New Orleans Full Of Ghetto And Slums Before Katrina, I Understand Many Areas Were Fine, But I Believe Our Main Focus Should Be Focusing On African American Poverty In The United States Regardless Of A Natural Disaster Making Things Worst..and I'm A Caucasian Male!
If we are to compete globally we need to train our people fast. China and India is going to leave us in the dust. We need to put all our resources and people to work.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 10:07 AM
 
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I would have to say yes, that it was not the best place in the world to live. The employment sector offer low wages, even with a bachelor's degree I found it difficult to find a job that paid well. New Orleans had always touted its tourism, but that industry offer minimum wage jobs that could not support an individual much less a family. Coupled with that you had many folks on goverment assistance , a crime rate that was the highest nationally, and one of the poorest communities in America. Living in New Orleans was a stuggle for me financially as well as other relatives of mine and my peers. I would not go back there to live as it was a dissapointment to me and I was born and raised there.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 08:45 AM
 
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Unfortunately NO has for the most part always been a city that was great to visit, but not to live in.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 10:01 PM
 
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maybe I'm Wrong But Wasn't New Orleans Full Of Ghetto And Slums Before Katrina, I Understand Many Areas Were Fine, But I Believe Our Main Focus Should Be Focusing On African American Poverty In The United States Regardless Of A Natural Disaster Making Things Worst..and I'm A Caucasian Male!

DO NOT FEED THE TROLL!!
 
Old 12-23-2006, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisc.
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, But I Believe Our Main Focus Should Be Focusing On African American Poverty In The United States ..and I'm A Caucasian Male!
I think you're absolutely right, and you should move into the most African-American neighborhood you can find in your area and start helping those folks out.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 11:10 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans had its urban issues before Katrina and many are still here today, but, overall, I'm very satisfied with my life here, the beauty of the city, and the cultural experiences the city offers. I've traveled to many cities, but, I'm always thrilled when I return back home to New Orleans. The city provides me with a great life and a decent income.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 01:34 AM
 
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The Media portrayal of NO was inaccurate, IMO.
As Harry Connick, jr stated: The city has a rich, vibrant culture.
If I had one wish I'd send Geroge to the lower 9th ward to spend the night.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 04:38 PM
 
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I agree that the media portrays NOLA wrong, sometimes. Was it dangerous? Yes. But it was rich with culture and history that no other American city can claim. My biggest problem is that the media shows the Superdome, French Quarter, etc. and has everybody thinking it's back to normal. I recently went to NOLA and it is far from ok. I think if people could see the destruction for themselves, they would be outraged and try to help even more.
 
Old 01-02-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: South Bay, California
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I think you're absolutely right, and you should move into the most African-American neighborhood you can find in your area and start helping those folks out.
That was a good one! I believe their should be greater federal money aid to black folks and a formal state of the union apology to African Americans for slavery.
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