Louisiana and other Gulf South states ranked below average on measures of social justice for the fourth year in a row according to a report released by the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) of Loyola University New Orleans. The annual JustSouth Index ranks all 50 states plus the District of Columbia on quantitative indicators such as poverty, […]
For years, the New Orleans Police Department has been lying about using facial recognition software, hiding their use of it from the public by never bringing it up on their own volition, and denying their use of it when directly questioned about it. As recently as July, Ross Bourgeois, a representative of the Real Time […]
In a disturbing incident, correspondent/anchor Amara Walker, who is of Asian American descent, tweeted that she was harassed and intimidated, not once, but three times, at Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport (MSY) by both citizens and security. Walker tweeted that first, a person of color spoke to her, saying “Ni Hao. Ching Chong.” Ching Chong […]
New Orleans Landlord Andrew Severino Tells Tenant She Shouldn’t Feel Safe After Calling Her the N-WordOctober 30, 2020
Previously Big Easy Magazine recounted how Andrew Severino, a New Orleans slumlord, acted callously and aggressively towards tenants who lost their jobs due to the pandemic, cursing them out over the phone for minor matters. When one tenant posted a screenshot of him calling her “fat” after she tried to get him to go through […]
Remember the Black Lives Matter movement? How there were marches, protests, heaps of donations to bail funds. How you changed your Facebook profile photo so it had a nifty little Black Lives Matter banner at the bottom? How you promised that you totally aren’t a racist and are dedicated to the movement? Now’s the time […]
In their study, Placing Prosperity, The Data Center explores how neighborhood inequality is based in generations of history, and how neighborhood investment moves, but doesn’t necessarily reduce place-based inequality.
Following Wednesday’s announcement, action has been planned across New Orleans and Louisiana in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters asking for justice in Louisville.
The Civil Rights Dream is deja vu in the Deep South. In Louisiana we have great food, good drinks, and nice racism. The kind of racism that manifests itself in the, “you are nice looking for a black boy,” way. The kind of racism that admits, “I have black friends.” We have cultivated on the […]
On Tuesday, September 1, Facebook removed two posts by U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) after threatening to shoot people protesting the police. Buzzfeed reported that Facebook removed his posts for violating the company’s violence and incitement policies after making comments like “I’d drop any 10 of you where you stand,” “we just eliminate the threat,” […]
Just hours after his arrest in the murder of Danny Buckley, images on social media appeared showing the suspect with Confederate Flag memorabilia and symbols. But some coverage of the incident instead focused on the background of the innocent victim, a 61 year old Black man in poor physical health. Twenty-four year old Jace Boyd, […]
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