A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the former owners of the Dixie Brewery that sought to stop the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from demolishing a large chunk of the historic building on Tulane Avenue.

“It’s not just Black folks impacted by the consent decree; it’s also white business owners. It’s the white community too — they get harassed, tourists get harassed as well. It’s not just us — we’re disproportionately impacted by it. … On one hand, you want all the tourists to come here but you don’t care about how our everyday people are being treated by a dysfunctional police department and a dysfunctional prison. … “

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...