Mayor Mitch Landrieu never made direct reference to the touchy subject of the New Orleans City Council’s white majority Thursday as he endorsed former Councilwoman Cynthia Willard-Lewis in the April 21 runoff to fill an at-large seat on the city’s legislative panel. But it was clear by what he did say that the thorny issue of race was a key factor in his decision to choose Willard-Lewis, who is black, over her white opponent, Councilwoman Stacy Head.
“I need someone who’s going to be a partner with me to represent all of the people of the city of New Orleans,” Landrieu said to a cheering crowd of more than 100 gathered at the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue.
As a white mayor of a city that is 60 percent black, Landrieu has to walk a fine line in matters of race.
Top Posts & Pages
- Baton Rouge, LA: Rapper Samuel Nicholas A.K.A. "Mista Cain" Arrested
- The ♥ of Louisiana - ↑↑ Random Headers of Antiquity + Rejects ↑↑
- Foot Squatch | #jWe #SeriousPickle #Louisiana #CenLa #Squatchy
- Moon Silk | #jWe | #Louisiana | #CenLa
- Super Bowl XII-Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos (1/15/78) - Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
- New 3-Wheeled Vehicle Assembly To Start At Shreveport Plant
- Rapides Parish: Natchitoches Man Jailed On Several Charges
- Mystery accident in French Quarter leaves woman in hospital
- Suspected Oklahoma Thief Caught In Louisiana