Houstonia Posts (Then Disappears) City Map Showing Where "Aspiring Mexicans" and "Pretentious White People" Live
Photo from judgmentalmaps.com
If you think you know where "aspiring Mexicans," "black people who like trains" and "pretentious white people" live in Houston, then Houstonia Magazine had the right map for you.
The magazine posted a "Judgmental Map of Houston" on its Facebook account today before quickly taking it down.
We called Houstonia to make sure that the screenshot of the post, sent to us by a reader, wasn't Photoshopped. Katharine Shilcutt, Houstonia's features editor, head social media person and former Houston Press food critic, confirmed that the screenshot was accurate.
"As you can see, it was pretty offensive," she said.
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Shilcutt said she is in charge of the publication's social media accounts but that other staffers also have access to it. She said another staffer found the map on Reddit -- over here -- and accidentally posted it on the magazine's Facebook account.
"It's unfortunate that it got posted," Shilcutt said. "Obviously, it's not the kind of content that we approve of or share."
Screenshot from facebook.com
On the About Us page on its website, Houstonia describes itself as "a news, entertainment and information source as smart, exciting and vital as the people who call Houston home."
According to that judgmental map, not only are those people smart and exciting, but also people who live in the "Black Twilight Zone."