Monday, March 13, 2006

Blacks returning faster-- good news for Nagin? - Louisiana Politics and News:
"The fuel of the large influx of white candidates into the New Orleans Mayor´s race, and the other down ticket contests, was a preception that African-Americans had permanently fled the city in numbers proportionately larger than whites. Eager Republicans and white Democrats reasoned that caucasians would hold a permanent majority in the city, affecting the politics of New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole.

According to Professor Jeff Sadow of LSU-Shreveport, this is wishful thinking. His new study suggests that African-Americans have and will return faster than previously estimated, strenghening the campaigns of Democrats in the short term, and eventually returning the Crescent City to black majority status by the end of the year. "

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