The Lens: After George Floyd’s murder, the New Orleans City Council created a committee to hear from ‘historically marginalized communities.’ It never met.

In response to 2020’s mass protests for racial justice, the New Orleans City Council announced the creation of the Jerome “Big Duck” Smith Committee to address structural racism in the city’s policies and budgeting decisions. Almost two years later, the Council has yet to convene the group. See what Ernest Johnson, Ubuntu Village director and an appointee to the committee, had to say about the city’s failure in a recent article in The Lens.

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