Today, with higher sale prices for homes and higher rents, the housing market in New Orleans is “stronger,” but not for poor Black New Orleanians.
Policing has been a man-made disaster in New Orleans for a long time, earning NOPD notoriety across the country and laying waste to Black communities for decades.
The exclusion of the Black electorate from the new vision for New Orleans has had obvious implications for Black politicians and the communities they once served.
In New Orleans and across the Gulf Region, exposure to toxic soil, air, and water is a racial justice and human rights crisis.
Little of the rebuilding effort in New Orleans addresses the unique needs of the local LGBTQ community, especially Queer and Trans People of Color.
In the ten years since the storm, racial disparities in health persist in communities of color, adversely impacting the city’s most vulnerable residents.