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  •  Louisiana "culture" - - what could have been. . . (9+ / 0-)

    It's almost too inconsequential to even mention but one of the sad things is that nearly ALL of the "Louisiana culture" that these good ole' boys prolly (sic) love is almost based entirely upon the AA community's love of life and heritage.

    It wasn't the white boys that invented Jazz or the Blues, they weren't the ones making Po Boys or southern comfort food - - take black heritage out of Louisiana and all you have left is a bunch of white guys that shoot things and can't spell. And they want "their culture" and society. . . back?

    One other point - they scream about "political correctness" blocking free speech but then don't have the brass to just come out and say "black thugs" - - - the title of this diary alone made me wince, and then it was worse than thought.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick: The "party of Jesus" wouldn't invite him to their convention - fearing his "platform."

    by 4CasandChlo on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 09:12:50 PM PDT

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    •  Agree 99%, (3+ / 0-)
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      (but most versions of the po'boy origin story are from urban French pourboire or rural [the Martins, from Raceland].  It's a rare exception: nearly everything else about the state's cuisine and culture are from fusions/appropriations from black culture, as you said.)

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 09:29:03 PM PDT

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      •  Interesting to know Thx: (3+ / 0-)
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        I really like the word you used - "fusion" - b/c that is more accurate than what I was getting at. It really took a blend of the French Cajuns, the black culture, some southern white and Creoles. That is the "good" of Louisiana, its mixed culture works out very well - however repulsive some of the behavior continues to be.

        There was a point, not long ago (I forgot where I saw this, so going on trusting me) when New Orleans was bigger than Atlanta and the most obvious candidate for "center of the south" with respect to economic boom, but it was actually the predominantly white elite that was too corrupt, too unwilling to spend a dime on any public services that could be used by blacks and too plain old backward provincial to be of much use to anyone. It's been wallowing ever since - Katrina was like a knock out punch of an already dazed fighter.

        Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick: The "party of Jesus" wouldn't invite him to their convention - fearing his "platform."

        by 4CasandChlo on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 09:38:16 PM PDT

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        •  There's some truth to that, although the (2+ / 0-)
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          sad truth is that New Orleans' economic fortunes sank with the slave trade, and never recovered.  It was the third-largest city in the United States during the 1840s; it sunk to fifth by the 1860s, and kept spiraling downward from there.

          Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

          by pico on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 09:46:24 PM PDT

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