I'm gonna need some help with this. A new app dropped this week and it has the whole Internet up in arms with righteous indignation and moral outrage. Thing is, it's actually pretty useful (or will be when it emerges from Beta testing). The app I'm referring to is called Ghetto Tracker and ostensibly serves the purpose of keeping folks out of the bad parts of town.
Unfortunately, many in the media have seized on the catchy title and made the case that the app's only purpose is to help rich people avoid poor people, to further oppress the poor, yada, yada, yada. I can think of at least one instance where they're dead wrong, and I'm sure there are many others. The one that springs to mind for me is my hometown: New Orleans.
New Orleans gets about 10 million visitors per year. That's a lot for a town of less than 400,000. New Orleans has the added distinction of one of the highest per capita murder rates in the U.S. This is obviously not good for tourism. Add to that fact that New Orleans has no "wrong side of town". Mere blocks away from the million dollar mansions of the Garden District is a war zone to rival Kabul.