In the early history of Louisiana, the state was fully dependent on slavery to run its farming economy and experienced heavy influence from the French
Despite contrary belief that Louisiana is inherently racist due to their complicated past with slavery, the state actually granted slaves more rights than any other state due to the French's Code Noir
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The Code Noir gave unparalleled rights to slaves, including the right to marry. Although it authorized and codified cruel corporal punishment against slaves under certain conditions, it forbade slave owners to torture them, instead requring they be ackownledged as real people, something never before done.
Because of these rights, Louisiana had a very high population of slaves and freedmen, resulting in them having the 3rd highest black population in America as of 2017, with more than a third of the state being African-American.
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Unfortunately, because of the high population of African-American's in the state, racial tensions are extremely high. History has seen a divide created among the blacks and whites due to the Civil War and lack of positive effects from Reconstruction have left racism to fester in Louisiana culture.
However, people should be thankful because without the black and French influence they would not have the delicious food and rich culture that exists there today. Racism Sucks.