Robert E Lee Blvd. to be renamed after legendary African American New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint...racism is solved! the republic is saved!

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thank god for this!
It might be appropriate to name a concert hall or something that doesn't already have a name after this famous musician.

The-Devil-Himself Boulevard doesn't need a new name if people can find a street address, or know their way around town. It's a freaking "Boulevard" for goodness' sake. But then again, it is New Orleans, there probably is plenty of jazz or blues or whatever kind of music, and the name will probably fit right in.
 

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I got $1,000 that says none of the streets or sites being renamed are renamed for a white guy.

Any takers?
 

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Race baiting BS.

The southern states of the US took up arms against the US Federal government, and lost.
 

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Race baiting BS.

The southern states of the US took up arms against the US Federal government, and lost.
race baiting?

honoring a legend is race baiting?
Not at all.

But when you remove the name of a white guy and change the street to the name of a black guy, it becomes race baiting.

Let's be honest. The fact that it's being renamed for Toussaint is secondary. They could rename the street for Fred Sanford and the idiot left would laud the decision...
 

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Yeah, that should really help.

Let's see: Robert E Lee Blvd., New Orleans, LA...

"One of the lowest income areas in the country is also one of the unsafest after dark, according to the stats published by Neighborhood Scout. The folks here are hard working and employed but somehow manage to have incomes lower than 85% of the rest of the country. Additionally, 44% of the children here are below the poverty level."

Here Are The 7 Most Dangerous Places In New Orleans After Dark

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Was in New Orleans just before Katrina. Stayed at The Windsor Court in the CBD. We were on our way back from visiting a former Plantation going south on Canal which was stopped so we jogged over one block and its like you drove thru a time warp or something. Everyone on their stoop watching ya go by burned out cars, cars on blocks homes just a wreck. Katrina probably did them all a favor
 
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Was in New Orleans just before Katrina. Stayed at The Windsor Court in the CBD. We were on our back from visiting a former Plantation going south on Canal which was stopped so we jogged over one block and its like you drove thru time warp or something. Everyone on their stoop watching ya go by burned out cars, cars on blocks homes just a wreck. Katrina probably did them all a favor
I lived in the quiet little suburb of Irving, TX. right before Katrina. It's midways between Dallas and Ft. Worth. Texas immediately inherited 20,000 school-age and an unknown number of Katrina refugees.

In two short years. Irving, TX had crack heads all over the damned place, robberies, murders, and increases in every other imaginable crime.
 

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Consider the hundreds and hundreds of Martin Luther King Boulevards (and Avenues and Streets) around the country. Presumably these are all safe from re-naming due to late breaking sensitivity.

Why is it that King's well-known adultery is just a human failing that can't count against him, but white honorees are subject to immediate and violent cancellation if character flaws are identified, even if they are completely consistent with normal activity at the time?
 

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Consider the hundreds and hundreds of Martin Luther King Boulevards (and Avenues and Streets) around the country. Presumably these are all safe from re-naming due to late breaking sensitivity.

Why is it that King's well-known adultery is just a human failing that can't count against him, but white honorees are subject to immediate and violent cancellation if character flaws are identified, even if they are completely consistent with normal activity at the time?
Those MLK Boulevards are safe spaces for residents to freely express themselves, without the fear of interference from law-enforcement.

In those safe and protected zones, happy residents can fully explore their own inner-artist by decorating the walls of building with magnificent spray-paint art.

Other happy residents are free to engage themselves in a happy game of "kick the honky", while imbibing cool, tasty refreshments of Schlitz Malt Liquor and cough medicine."

When night falls upon the town, woman of all shapes and sizes come out to enjoy the fresh night air. Dressed in their tribal costumes you can hear them as they softly speak "Hey white boy. Gimme ten dollah an I suck yo wiener..."

Ahh how that brings back fond memories of my travels through those wonderful boulevards...
 

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This all begs the question of why all of this stuff was named after a bunch of stupid loser white guys in the first place, along with all the statues. Just here in northern Virginia alone we ended up with a "Jefferson Davis Highway," a "Quantrell Avenue," "J.E.B. Stuart High School," etc. Why was it ever necessary to plaster these guys' names all over everything? Only people who have done something beneficial for the whole nation and our values should be honored in public spaces. The rest belong in museums and history books.
 

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This all begs the question of why all of this stuff was named after a bunch of stupid loser white guys in the first place, along with all the statues. Just here in northern Virginia alone we ended up with a "Jefferson Davis Highway," a "Quantrell Avenue," "J.E.B. Stuart High School," etc. Why was it ever necessary to plaster these guys' names all over everything? Only people who have done something beneficial for the whole nation and our values should be honored in public spaces. The rest belong in museums and history books.
It was done in an effort to intimidate Black Americans and justify the codification of Black codes, Jim Crow, and segregation – having nothing to do with ‘honoring’ Civil War veterans.
 

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This all begs the question of why all of this stuff was named after a bunch of stupid loser white guys in the first place, along with all the statues. Just here in northern Virginia alone we ended up with a "Jefferson Davis Highway," a "Quantrell Avenue," "J.E.B. Stuart High School," etc. Why was it ever necessary to plaster these guys' names all over everything? Only people who have done something beneficial for the whole nation and our values should be honored in public spaces. The rest belong in museums and history books.
It was done in an effort to intimidate Black Americans and justify the codification of Black codes, Jim Crow, and segregation – having nothing to do with ‘honoring’ Civil War veterans.
 

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The point is in all of American history no "black" person was ever discriminated against if that person had a particular skill or an intelligence above average for "blacks." The reality is most "blacks" have no skills and no intelligence, except in regard to voter fraud they were taught by democrats.
 

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Consider the hundreds and hundreds of Martin Luther King Boulevards (and Avenues and Streets) around the country. Presumably these are all safe from re-naming due to late breaking sensitivity.

Why is it that King's well-known adultery is just a human failing that can't count against him, but white honorees are subject to immediate and violent cancellation if character flaws are identified, even if they are completely consistent with normal activity at the time?
It's a pretty good bet that anything on or adjacent to an MLK Boulevard is a shithole. You don't see well-to-do neighborhoods even in liberal areas changing the name knowing what it will do to property values.
 

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