A Changing Neighborhood: How a Portion of the Ninth Ward Shifted across 40 years
“A Changing Neighborhood: How a Portion of the Ninth
Ward Shifted across 40 years”
“New Orleans and the Suburbs, 1990”
New Orleans: As the exodus of white people spread, discrimination in real estate and lending practices, as well as economic 'disparities, discouraged black people from leaving the city.
The suburbs: The line between white and black people today tends to be a line between city and suburbs. About eight out of 10 black people in the metropolitan area live in the city, and about the same proportion of white people, live in the suburbs.
Times Picayune Staff Graphic by Bruce Ritter and Michael Jantze