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Sentiment Analysis through Graffiti: The State of Being in New Orleans

Sentiment Analysis through Graffiti: The State of Being in New Orleans

What does our Graffiti say about the state of being?

What are the options for those that remain on the margins of society?

What can we all do to help lessen the anger and help build up a community?

We were all supposed to be in it with New Orleans after Katrina. Now that the media flasbulbs are gone, the community remains. The graffiti remains to remind us there is still much left to do and we should not forget.

The words on that wall shocked me and I don’t endorse it but it does serve as a startling reminder that things are still not well in that beautiful city engulfed by a swamp.

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  1. ‘What are the options for those that remain on the margins of society?’ is a question that has troubled me forever. When I see them loitering on street corners in gangs, it makes me shudder. They seem sharp, but with nothing to focus their brains on, they are bound to be angry, likely to come up with schemes that can hurt people who they think have an unfair advantage, or are in authority. This may seem like a non sequiter, but I sometimes think it’s to do with consumerism, inequity in wealth distribution and corruption in government.

    • Hi. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think in new orleans you most definitely have all three issues of consumerism (driven by tourism dollars), inequality and corruption. Its been that way for a while and katrina just made that obvious. I have seen changes but that unequal distribution continues. I still love that city and its people. I have hope :-)

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