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Posted by Liston | April 9, 2008 3:33 PM

the lives and fates of poor, black people in New Orleans has never been high on the list of Bush Mis-administration priorities.

Posted by michael strangeways | April 9, 2008 3:33 PM

Are those people every going to stop being fucked over?

Posted by Westside forever | April 9, 2008 3:36 PM

Considering that the Housing Project in question is RIGHT ACROSS the street from the French Quarter... one could hardly blame the location, location, location, real estate factor.

Condos anyone?

"House Republican campaign chief Reynolds touts chance to market conservative social-policy solutions; Rep. Baker of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyists: "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did."

Posted by Colton | April 9, 2008 3:54 PM

Anyone who thinks that they ever had any intention of rebuilding ANY public housing on that site is naive in the extreme.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | April 9, 2008 4:21 PM

385 days and a wakeup.

George Bush and his comrades hate Black People.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 9, 2008 5:08 PM

Isn't this exactly what Naomi Klein wrote about years ago? Why, *still*, does nobody care?

Posted by Cow | April 9, 2008 5:10 PM

Maybe they can just relocate them to those empty condos towers in Miami (or really most other American cities) that were created by the loose lending and bubble mania that brought us this credit crisis in the first place.

Posted by Jeff | April 9, 2008 5:39 PM

@#4 - the projects in question are not on the edge of the French Quarter, they are spread through neighborhoods relatively far from the tourist district. They are planning improvements to the project (Iberville) near the quarter AFTER the other projects are underway/finished. They will eliminate some units, but high density poverty is not a good thing, at least here in New Orleans it isn't. But hey, what do I know, I live here and have a Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

Posted by chris in new orleans | April 9, 2008 5:59 PM

@9: did you ever work at Cafe Pontalba?

Posted by gnossos | April 9, 2008 9:32 PM

@10: No I have never worked at Cafe Pontalba. Sorry.

Posted by chris in new orleans | April 10, 2008 5:30 AM

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