First published in The Hill.
Last week, Louisiana voters chose a new governor, Jeff Landry. I say the “voters chose” him but what really happened was that only a small fraction — about 36 percent of registered voters statewide — even turned out at all, in what’s described as the lowest-turnout gubernatorial election in a dozen years in the state.
Unfortunately, Governor-elect Landry has a record from his time as the state’s attorney general that can only be described as abysmal for Black people. Landry backed legislation that would make formerly confidential juvenile police records public in only three of the state’s parishes, all of which are predominantly Black…
Read the full op-ed in The Hill.