What percentage of American males of African decent are post-Katrina murder victims? What was the mean age of the American males of African decent - as murder victim for 2004 - 2005 (aftermath) - 2006 -2007 -2008? For perpetrators?
What is the likelihood that American males of African decent with a felony conviction will be able to find a good paying job which could be the platform for a transformation of the individual and the community?
How many American males of African decent have been the victims of the collateral damage of not only flawed social policies which express to me a contempt for the local population of American males of African decent as well as an overall contempt of one race and class over another?
How many American males of African decent living in post-Katrina New Orleans have been the victims of the collateral damage from the glamorization of the "gangsta" image -- with marketing of the sexualization and gaining of 'notoriousness' thru killing and living the life of the gangster?
What percentage of American males of African decent who were trained at these technical schools as electricians, plumbers, builders, contractors, etc. - are now working to rebuild the city of New Orleans - whilst most likely rebuilding their own homes, post-Katrina levy failure flooding in New Orleans?
How could we not as a nation, state, city, and community see the need to have these schools built and ready by 2006 -2007; with local populations of American males of African decent attending these schools for training IN BUILDING SKILLS and on their off time having the opportunity to earn extra monies with the knowledge and skills they have learned at school -- whilst also getting historic and valuable building information by apprenticing on the job THUS CONTINUING THE CULTURAL TRADITIONS IN BUILDING AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAINTAINING AND HISTORIC GENERATIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS OF NEW ORLEANS.
How has not having the New Orleans Technical Trade schools up and operating by 2006-2007 to train the local population of males of African decent AFFECTED this population of New Orleanians?
Did you know of the proud heritage of the 7th Ward of coming from generations of builders, craftsmen, bricklayers, tile men, and the like? What percentage of the local population of American males of African decent from the 7th Ward have been sentenced since post-Katrina and what is the murder rate? Speculation: How would this socio-economic post-Katrina picture have looked if the trade schools had been up and running by 2006-2007?
What are the chances for the local population of American males of African decent to participate in the trickle down rebuilding and recovery approach created by the City of brand New Orleans, The State of Louisiana, and the Federal government of the United States? (Remember "We the People"... or as the Compassionate Christians of the Republican party like to remind the rest of the country - "One Nation under God")?
WoW. It really _ _ _ _ _ to be an American male of African decent in post-Katrina levy failure flooded New Orleans 2008.
The RACISM here is so AWFUL. Graffiti on wall "Get A Job". Statue of Lee in Lee Circle with his back defiantly towards the segregated Afican American neighborhoods. The abundance of civil war military statues. The very small African American history museum in the Treme.
CLASS-ISM plus RACISIM is so BLATANT. "Rosa Parks" street sign uptown on wealthy street which states "Rosa Parks - Do Not Enter"
The VIOLENCE people live under is so UNNERVING.
The VIOLENCE of the GRINDING POVERTY of far TOO MANY NEW ORLEANS citizens in African American NEIGHBORHOODS WHILST uptown lives IN SPLENDOR is SADDENING.
long time passing."
-song lyric 1960's folk
General E. Lee statuary - erected on LEE CIRCLE in city of New Orleans - facing North defiantly with Uptown at his back. How ironically symbolic...
Right: Culture of Americans of African decent neighborhood in the Treme by Claiborne.