When it comes to data collection and dissemination, Louisiana does not celebrate or acknowledge our diversity. Data is only broken down into three categories: White, Black, and Other, erasing the countless contributions of non-Black/non-White communities, as well as the needs of each of those communities.

The language of “other” is a microcosm of the hierarchical narrative of white supremacy that reigns in our country and leaves communities more susceptible to the dehumanization and violence that disenfranchisement creates. 

We cannot be safe if we do not exist–acknowledge our community and help us build representation for all Louisianans, sign on to and share this petition! 

Find the petition here: www.change.org/OtherIsNotMyIdentity

View our full press release here.