Second Lines Of New Orleans

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Nicole Hall Anthropology November 9, 2015 Second Lines in New Orleans On the morning of August 29, 2005 was one of the deadliest hurricanes in the United States, known as Hurricane Katrina struck the south coast of New Orleans, leaving thousands of African American whom lived in Treme homeless, missing and hundreds dead. Way before the hurricane Treme, which is one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in New Orleans. “The city of New Orleans is officially divided into 73 neighborhoods grouped into 13 planning districts. Among these, the 4th district is of interest because of its central location, cultural history, and socio-economic challenges confronted prior to the catastrophe”(Barrios, 2). The reason why the 4th district was so…show more content…
These cultural things are beginning to change. People that have been here a short time, and I mean twenty years is a short time, twenty years or less. They want the second lines to clean up after themselves... Growing up in Treme, you had a bar, a church, and a funeral home, so you knew where your family was” (Barrios, 14). Cheryl Austin caused much commotion with his comments and sparked attention with Pierre Bourdieu, who describes her as recently, arrived outsiders. For me, if you did not grow up here, you cannot appreciate living here. People who think like that, people who want Treme transformed, could go anywhere and dismantle what was there and build what they wanted. For outsiders, the most important thing here is the building. For us, it is our culture, for us, that is, what we consider community, not the buildings (Barrios, 15). Both Austin and Bourdieu make two completely point about the way they view their culture difference of Treme. To my knowledge what Austin was trying to interpret his view is that when he grew up in Treme, it was all about being free and being comfortable around your own neighborhood, which I absolutely agree with. I wouldn’t want to live in a neighborhood where I couldn’t feel free to do what I want to do, like sitting on the privacy of my own home and drinking a beer without being judge and that what the
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