New Orleans was 70 percent white in 1950. It only became a "Chocolate City" after the fall of segregation and restrictive covenants made protecting white civilization from black depravity illegal in the eyes of the U.S. Constitution
Or, the white population decreased 65.37% between 1960 and 2000 in New Orleans.
There were 233,344 blacks in New Orleans in 1960 - when they represented 37 percent of the city - and in 2000, there were 325,947 blacks in the city.
Or, the black population increased 39.6% between 1960 and 2000 in New Orleans.
Why bring this up?
NOLA Mayor: Civil War Monuments Caused a ‘Great Migration’ Out of the City, Breitbart, May 19, 2017Hunter Wallace noted the inconvenient truth of the racial reason behind New Orleans population decline: black crime and the fear of being a victim of random black crime drove whites away once the legal protections of Jim Crow, restrictive covenants, and segregation made living in the city an untenable option for those white parents worried about the new integrated world (and homicide in New Orleans has always been a black-in-origin phenomenon):
Louisiana – Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) says residents of his city left because of monuments dedicated to Civil War-era icons.
In a press scrum, Landrieu [Email him] told the media that the Confederate monuments, which he is in the final stages of removing, “have run people out of the city.”
“But I will say this for people that are interested in the cost,” Landrieu said.
“The cultural and economic and the spiritual loss to this city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city,” Landrieu claimed. “The great migration that sent some of our best and brightest to places across the country that we don’t have the benefit of has been incredible.”
Historians, in the past, have said that the opposite is true of New Orleans, however, arguing that the city attracts tourists and residents because of its rich history and public museum-like displays.
Landrieu made the statement hours before the City began removing one of the most famous monuments, a statue of General Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle. Other monuments already removed by the Landrieu Administration include the Battle at Liberty Place, Jefferson Davis, and the P.G.T. Beauregard Monuments.Landrieu’s comments were made despite no evidence showing such a migration in the last decade due to the Civil War-era monuments.
Maybe the Confederate monuments caused their >75 IQ too?The Civil War monuments didn't cause people to abandon the city of New Orleans: prior to Hurricane Katrina, a most unnatural disaster befell the city of New Orleans as the Civil Rights victory compelled white people to abandon the city their ancestors built so that their progeny could live safe and free from the black dysfunction Jim Crow and segregation once protected them from.
The Confederate and Reconstruction monuments in New Orleans were erected in 1884 (Robert E. Lee), 1891 (Liberty Place), 1911 (Jefferson Davis) and 1915 (P.G.T. Beauregard). According to the US Census Bureau, the population of New Orleans grew in every decade of the Jim Crow era.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought the end of white supremacy and segregation in New Orleans. From the 1960 to the 2010 Census, New Orleans has lost 283,696 residents under integration. Many of these residents were black and were temporarily displaced by Hurricane Katrina. They are now returning to New Orleans which is reverting to pre-Katrina levels of violent crime.
That’s what really caused the Great Migration out of New Orleans.
The white population decreased 65.37% between 1960 and 2000 in New Orleans.Even though the Robert E. Lee statue—erected in 1884—might have been pulled down in New Orleans,his wisdom about black people's contribution to American life is as true as it ever was:
The black population increased 39.6% between 1960 and 2000 in New Orleans.
“I have always observed that wherever you find the negro, everything is going down around him, and wherever you find the white man, you see everything around him improving.”It was the blacks, unleashed from the restrictions white people long ago enshrined into law to protect their descendants from black depravity, who drove productive white people from New Orleans.
Not monuments, but blacks.