Nagin Points to Anti-Black Conspiracy in New Orleans’ Slow Recovery, Rebuilding

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on Thursday said the slow movement on the rebuilding of his city following Hurricane Katrina is part of a plan to keep former residents, many of whom are black, from returning and change the demographics, The Washington Post reported.

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"Ladies and gentlemen, what happened in New Orleans could happen anywhere," the Post quoted Nagin as saying at a National Newspaper Publishers Association dinner. The group targets black readers.

"They are studying this model of natural disasters, dispersing the community and changing the electoral process in that community."