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Nine years after the storm, neighborhood recovery in New Orleans is shaped by race and class.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

To mourn, commemorate, and celebrate the city of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  Photographer Ted Jackson returned to the site of some of his most powerful photographs, re-taking them to reveal the progress, or lack of progress, of the past nine years.

You can see them all at nola.com; I’ve pulled out three that speak to the uneven recovery that I see when I visit.

In this first photo above, residents struggle to keep their heads above water by balancing on the porch railing of a home in the Lower 9th Ward, what was once a vibrant working class, almost entirely African American neighborhood. Today, the second photo shows that the home remains dilapidated, as did one-in-four homes in New Orleans as of 2010.

In the first photo of this second set, a man delivers fresh water to people stranded in the BW Cooper Housing Development, better known as the Calliope Projects.  Today, the housing development is awaiting demolition, having been mostly empty since 2005.  Some suspect that closing these buildings was an excuse to make it difficult or impossible for some poor, black residents to return.

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This set of homes is  located in an upper-income part of the city.  The neighborhood, called Lakeview, suffered some of the worst flooding, 8 to 10 feet and more; it has recovered very well.

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Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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the-black-fangirl:

White women who talk about men with frail and delicate egos derailing posts with “not all men” but be the first ones to jump on a post meant to uplift black women and girls with “the same for white girls :) :) :)”

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grandmasterbooty:

Distressing Video Captures EXACTLY How Cops Treat Black People

I was extremely uncomfortable watching this. What the fuck, this is getting fucking ridiculous.. Why was no one helping him?!

swear to god serial killers need to stop killing innocent civilians and target these racists cops

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Iz stand here bein purdy.  Iz get foods nao?

GRANDE HEADDRESSE

importantbirds:

Iz stand here bein purdy.  Iz get foods nao?

GRANDE HEADDRESSE

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I’m appreciative that young men [like the ones who created the “anti-rape” nail polish] want to curb sexual assault, but anything that puts the onus on women to “discreetly” keep from being raped misses the point. We should be trying to stop rape, not just individually avoid it.

If it were truly that simple, previous iterations of this same concept would have worked. Remember “anti-rape underwear”? Or the truly terrifying “Rapex” – a female condom that would insert tiny hooks into an assailant’s penis? You can’t really expect women to wear modern chastity belts or a real-life vagina dentata in order to be safe. That’s not trying to stop rape - it’s essentially arguing that some people getting raped is inevitable.

Even if a woman were to wear special nail polish or anti-rape underwear, or if she listens to common – but misplaced – advice about not getting drunk and always walking home in a group, all she’s supposedly ensuring is that she won’t be attacked. (And even then it’s not real security, because women who do all the “right” things get raped too) What about the girl at the same party who decided to have a few drinks that night? “So long as it isn’t me” isn’t an effective strategy to end rape.

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My latest at the Guardian US, Why is it easier to invent anti-rape nail polish than find a way to stop rapists?  (via youreavicioustrollop)

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Dinner’s ready.

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Dinner’s ready.

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First night with a smartphone

phone: [rings]
phone: [vibrates]
phone: [lights up]
me: what? WHAT?! WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY HOUSE?! WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME NOW?!?!
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nokiabae:

*white 20-something on tumblr voice* buy me pizza and touch my butt I’m so lonely netflix

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Beckie: I’m getting a strong floral note with a distinct buttery finish
Sandra: Mexican wines sure have come a long way. We should tour Baja.
Joanna: I don’t know, Beckie, I’m getting ashen qualities. I don’t think the barrels were aged.
Nadine: I think this tastes like soap. 

chanclazo:

Beckie: I’m getting a strong floral note with a distinct buttery finish

SandraMexican wines sure have come a long way. We should tour Baja.

Joanna: I don’t know, Beckie, I’m getting ashen qualities. I don’t think the barrels were aged.

Nadine: I think this tastes like soap. 

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Thought I took a cute video of my cats but the highway noise sounds like demon spawn. It’s still cute if you can get past that

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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: this Labrador Retriever puppy expressing confusion 
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genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: this Labrador Retriever puppy expressing confusion 

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fucking smartphones dang wow

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thepeoplesrecord:

TW: Violence: Today, May 30, is the day four years ago that little Brisenia Flores and her father were murdered in Arivaca, Arizona by racist Neo-Nazi anti-immigrant vigilantes. Brisenia was shot point blank in the face during the home invasion and her father was killed and mother shot.
We must not forget, ever, what hate rhetoric can do. Remind people and be vigilant about what anyone espousing hate against another group of people can do and lead to.
Today, have a thought about this beautiful little 9 year old, her family, and the community who lost so much through this death that no one wants to remember or at that time that Obama and the media never mentioned or had any ceremony for to symbolically stand against hate, racism, and xenophobia.
Today, in Arizona Mexican American Studies has been banned, books have been boxed up and sent out of schools, and the state of Arizona is under police seige against anyone who is brown. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself don’t think it’s not happening because from personal experience it is.
No more of the conintuing 500 year long war of extinction upon Indigenous people. It must end! - Three Sonorans
Minutement group leader Shawna Forde & Jason Bush were found guilty on eight counts & are on death row for plotting the deadly home invasion. Albert Gaxiola was found guilty of the murders & sentenced to life without parole. 

thepeoplesrecord:

TW: Violence: Today, May 30, is the day four years ago that little Brisenia Flores and her father were murdered in Arivaca, Arizona by racist Neo-Nazi anti-immigrant vigilantes. Brisenia was shot point blank in the face during the home invasion and her father was killed and mother shot.

We must not forget, ever, what hate rhetoric can do. Remind people and be vigilant about what anyone espousing hate against another group of people can do and lead to.

Today, have a thought about this beautiful little 9 year old, her family, and the community who lost so much through this death that no one wants to remember or at that time that Obama and the media never mentioned or had any ceremony for to symbolically stand against hate, racism, and xenophobia.

Today, in Arizona Mexican American Studies has been banned, books have been boxed up and sent out of schools, and the state of Arizona is under police seige against anyone who is brown. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself don’t think it’s not happening because from personal experience it is.

No more of the conintuing 500 year long war of extinction upon Indigenous people. It must end! - Three Sonorans

Minutement group leader Shawna Forde & Jason Bush were found guilty on eight counts & are on death row for plotting the deadly home invasion. Albert Gaxiola was found guilty of the murders & sentenced to life without parole. 

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