The Not-Quite-So-Big Easy

Louisiana, Louisiana

They’re tryin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away.

–Randy Newman

The population of New Orleans, post Katrina, has dropped by 29%. This figure obscures the whitewashing of New Orleans:

The city has 118,000 fewer black residents. New Orleans, once more than two-thirds black, is now less than 60 percent black.

The kids are all right gone:

There are 56,193 fewer children, a drop of nearly 44 percent.

Population Decline in New Orleans – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com

Link has excellent interactive graphic.

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