I want to cross over, not cross out.
If in fact New Orleans were populated by middle-class whites, then you would have seen a far different response.
This is precisely the kind of insensitive, hurtful and ignorant rhetoric that Americans have grown tired of.
How ridiculous, how asinine, how insane can one be?!
We have to make people believe that the blues festival is here to stay, and that it's being done right. I think that this time people will see that we mean business, and they'll come back on board.