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Louisiana court says mostly white enclave in Baton Rouge may secede and form its own city

A map illustrating the city boundaries in East Baton Rouge Parish, including the newly-incorporated city of St. George. Proposed extent of the city of St. George in green; existing incorporated limits of the city of Baton Rouge in brown; Baker in orange; Zachary in blue; Central in mauve.
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Geography data provided by city of St. George and city-parish of East Baton Rouge. Map data © Google.
A map showing city boundaries in East Baton Rouge Parish, including the newly incorporated city of St. George (in green). Existing incorporated limits of Baton Rouge in brown; Baker in orange; Zachary in blue; Central in mauve.

A wealthy Baton Rouge neighborhood has become its own city in order to try to create a new school district. Some residents call the move modern day segregation.

Aubri Juhasz is the education reporter for New Orleans Public Radio. Before coming to New Orleans, she was a producer for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. She helped lead the show's technology and book coverage and reported her own feature stories, including the surge in cycling deaths in New York City and the decision by some states to offer competitive video gaming to high school students as an extracurricular activity.