Mainstream outlets are claiming the mounting coronavirus crisis in New Orleans is the result of cultural practices like Mardi Gras. That’s nonsense — it’s a consequence of deep class divides and decimated public health infrastructure.
Thomas J. Adams is Dianne Woest Fellow of the Historic New Orleans Collection and senior lecturer in history and American studies at the University of Sydney. Along with Matt Sakakeeny he is the editor of Remaking New Orleans: Beyond Exceptionalism and Authenticity (Duke University Press, 2019).
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