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Change terminology - "illegal immigrants" to "undocumented immigrants"[edit]

Dear Wikipedia,

I am writing to request a change to the terminology "illegal immigrants" utilized in the demographic section of the wiki entry on New Orleans. Please substitute with "undocumented immigrants" as this has been adopted as the more accurate term. Journalistic sources such as AP adopted this change in 2013, and I hope wikipedia will also drop the use of a questionable term. Thank you.23:00, 17 December 2016 (UTC)Wikimohan102 (talk)

Dear Wikimohan102,


no that's dumb — Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.193.26.242 (talk) 20:43, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

spelling[edit]

capital, not capitol.

Noticed a few typos also, such as not using apostrophe in some possessives.

Would have edited it myself, but it seems the page is locked.

"have arose"[edit]

"concerns about gentrification and displacement have arose"

Shouldn't it be "have arisen"?

Suggested edit to the photo-montage at the top of this article[edit]

The picture of the New Orleans tram in the photo-montage at the top of this article is back to front. The page owner might want to flip the shot to enhance the reading experience.Haynesta (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:19, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

The article lists /ˈɔːrlənz/ as the local pronunciation. Is there some reason it's not the first one listed? Whatever the case, I don't see why /ɔːrˈliːnz/ should be listed first. pʰeːnuːmuː →‎ pʰiːnyːmyː → ‎ɸinimi → ‎fiɲimi 05:17, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

French Colonial History - edit request[edit]

"The economic problems under Vaudreuil would not allow the French to outcompete the British and resulted in many of Louisiana’s Native American revolts. In 1747 and 1748 the Chickasaw would raid along the east bank of the Mississippi all the way south to Baton Rouge. These actions supported by the British colonials would force residents of French Louisiana to take refuge in New Orleans." is repeated verbatim in the History section; please delete one of the copies. 160.93.6.8 (talk) 17:49, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Repeated Paragraph[edit]

This paragraph is repeated:

The economic problems under Vaudreuil would not allow the French to outcompete the British and resulted in many of Louisiana’s Native American revolts. In 1747 and 1748 the Chickasaw would raid along the east bank of the Mississippi all the way south to Baton Rouge. These actions supported by the British colonials would force residents of French Louisiana to take refuge in New Orleans. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.6.60.227 (talk) 03:31, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Presidential election results[edit]

Most major cities (or at least independent cities) have presidential election results on their page. Results for New Orelans should be added. Results are available here:[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.162.104.110 (talk) 16:05, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Crime section incorrect and outdated[edit]

New Orleans is not the murder capitol and has not been for several years. The murder rate has fallen to a 47 year low and other violent crime has also dropped considerably, including gun violence. I am not allowed to update the page apparently so please correct this egregious error.[2], [3], [4] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reality156 (talkcontribs) 23:25, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Strong one-sided wording[edit]

Under the section: Spanish Louisiana The phrase "New Orleans was an important port for smuggling aid to the rebels" is strongly one-sided and biased. It was NOT illegal for the Spanish to transport supplies to the American colonies and therefor it was not "smuggling!" The Spanish had full usage rights and control of the Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans (Nueva Orleans, la Luisiana) A more enlightened rephrasing might better read: "New Orleans was an important port for transporting much needed aid to the American colonies" or if preferred: "New Orleans was an important port for transporting much needed aid to the American colonial rebels" Kosmos1745 (talk) 20:56, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

They were smuggled in the period before 1779 when Spain formally declared war with the Treaty of Aranjuez (1779). Before that, it would've been illegal for them to aid the rebellion as the colonies were still territory of England. MartinezMD (talk) 22:10, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

Add detail to Changes In Population[edit]

In the "Changes In Population" subsection, I would like to provide more detail based on data I gathered for a project:

Between 1960 and 2005, New Orleans lost over 170,000 residents and after Katrina, 42% of longtime black residents were able to return in comparison to 78% of the longtime white residents, playing into the mass gentrification that New Orleans has experienced steadily since the 1980s.

This information is based on the articles:

- https://features.weather.com/exodus/chapter/a-neighborhood-requiem/ - https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/arts/article_582b1a5a-7de8-5b6d-ad82-dd40ad961761.html Arcncam (talk) 02:23, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Not done. First link is dead, but statistics and a direct tie to Katrina are not present in the second link.  Ganbaruby! (Say hi!) 14:36, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 December 2020[edit]

On the external links section of the New Orleans page, please change the external link "Official Tourism Website" from https://webarchive.org/web/20150628214040/http://www.neworleansonline.com/ to https://www.neworleans.com/. Harrisonghrist (talk) 16:26, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

Done. MartinezMD (talk) 16:42, 18 December 2020 (UTC)