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Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks racial violence with Ta-Nehisi Coates

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Following recent racial violence across the country, and hours before another arson attack on a southern black church,*Mayor Mitch Landrieu and The Atlantic 's Ta-Nehisi Coates were asked,*"Is violence a function of our culture?" Yesterday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, ...

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks racial violence with Ta-Nehisi Coates


Following recent racial violence across the country, and hours before another arson attack on a southern black church,*Mayor Mitch Landrieu and The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates were asked,*"Is violence a function of our culture?"

Yesterday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Landrieu and Coates ? one a mayor who has pledged efforts toward racial reconciliation by apologizing for slavery and considering removing Confederate landmarks, the other whose writings on race and culture have become essential works in the wake of recent violence, protests and debate ? both acknowledged the obvious problem of violence in America.*

"Is your city safe?" Landrieu said.*"It depends.? [ Read more ]

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