Local Voices

Letters from readers on what matters in Lafayette.

VOICES: How censorship came to Lafayette

The library’s Reconsideration Committees are now designed to ban any book anyone decides needs to go. It will remake the library as we know it.

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LETTER: Save the artisans, save Vermilionville

Vermilionville’s artisans survived multiple CEOs, museum directors, boards and mayors, along with their administrations. They are the voice of the village and what brings it to life. We must protect them.

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LETTER: Lafayette Parish library and economics

A strong library system is essential to the growth of Lafayette. So rather than shrink library services, the city-parish government and the library board need to sit down with industry, education, tourism, the arts, and law enforcement, and explain what the library does for each of them.

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News + Notes

LETTER: Standing up to Lafayette’s quiet racism

I have not attributed these statements to the people who made them, and there is one example that I cannot even include; it’s so unbelievable. If you recognize your own words here, I only regret that I did not act then and call you out.

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News + Notes

LETTER: White friends, love is not enough

Every time something awful and important is happening in the world, I see them. They rise like unsightly blisters as I scroll through my social media: Let’s flood Facebook with POSITIVITY instead of NEGATIVITY! Or  Love everyone, even those who look different from you, pray different from you, and VOTE different from you. (Vote is […]

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