"Unmasking our Pain": Lolis Elie in the Washington Post

Lolis Elie has a great piece in today's Washington Post*, lamenting how grossly misunderstood New Orleans still is -- despite 18 months or more of waning scrutiny -- especially during Mardi Gras:
"Even as I write this, thousands of Americans are packing away their inhibitions and preparing to come to my city and go native. They will arrive in the French Quarter uninhibited, as they imagine we are. They will remove their clothes. They will empty their beer-filled guts onto each other's shoes. They will clown for hungry cameras and for journalists eager to capture New Orleans as some distant editor has imagined it."

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