Good morning! I was supposed to be in New Orleans this week. I am not in New Orleans. I do not miss the humidity, but I do miss the people, and the food, and all the rest of it (well, I do not miss the potholes).
The sentiment, “If you don’t like it here, leave” is racist. Full stop. It’s also not a new sentiment in America. Here is a good explanation of why “this long, ugly strain in American history” endures.
Teri Anulewicz is a Democrat who represents House District 42 in the Georgia General Assembly. She previously spent nearly a decade on the Smyrna City Council. A native New Orleanian and quasi-Texan, Teri graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1998. She's been a front page contributor since 2015, and she compiles each Tuesday's Morning Reads.