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Wow, I haven't seen this many white people in the Super Dome since. . .

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by daemon, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. daemon

    daemon Member

    . . .well, since the last time the Saints played there.

    If I'm a columnist (and I'm not), I'm leaving the press box right now and walking down to some of the neighborhoods and asking some locals how they feel about:

    1) The hugely white crowd that is re-opening a building that marked the suffering of so many poor blacks.
    2) The fact that two of the whitest bands in the world, U2 and Green Day, were chosen to mark this occasion.

    We're celebrating the re-birth of New Orleans with the re-opening of the Super Dome, yet what appears to be a predominantly white, middle to upper class crowd is enjoying the festivities, and the predominantly black, lower class crowd that gave this nation it's regularly scheduled emotional catharsis is on the outside looking in.

    Which leads me to ask this question: has anything really changed?

  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    More black people than I have ever seen in the dome.
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Excellent points daemon. They trying to tell me they couldn't at least scare up Aaron Neville?

    And I sort of hope this ends all the hand-wringing and moaning about New Orleans Katrina victims. Yes, it was terrible. Yes, government from the local to federal level could have done a lot more before and after (including that idiot mayor of theirs). But enough with the words and let's put a few things into action, or continue what progress has been made.

    New Orleans isn't the only city to have been hit by a major hurricane. Yet, I don't remember this much angst over Hurricane Andrew victims in 1991 (and yes, Andrew affected just as many poor people as Katrina).
  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    First, it was 1992.

    Second... you couldn't be more full of shit with that assertion.
  5. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    No question the poor people that lost so much are not at this game. Secondly is everything white and black to you?
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Shhhhhhhh. They're saving Aaron Neville for the New Orleans Bowl.
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    That's right, there are no poor, black people in south Mississippi.

  8. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    Are you bringing an armed escort?
  9. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Translation: Hey, you whiny hurricane victims, have a tall glass of STFU? Do I have that right?

  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    No. I'm only saying there were more victims of Katrina than in New Orleans (Mississippi, for example), and there have been other cities to have been hit hard with hurricanes. New Orleans didn't corner the market on victimhood.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    But it sure tried to.
  12. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    This will not end well.
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