Houstonia Posts (Then Disappears) City Map Showing Where "Aspiring Mexicans" and "Pretentious White People" Live

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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.

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."

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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."


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TXReither
TXReither

what happened to journalists with balls, they pull this funny thing cause some folk might find it 'pretty offensive'? wussies

Billeton
Billeton

This "post, then remove" is symptomatic of a deepening identity crisis at Houstonia. Are they smart, iconoclastic and funny? Or kiss-ass, boosterish and politcally correct?


Apparently, they don't know from one day to the next.

chamberlain2
chamberlain2

Thought Houstonia vanished already --- they started blocking comments a few months back when Robb Walsh left and Ms Shilcutt accused Grace's of using "a racist font" on their menu. Then Culturemap hinted that their power had been cut. And they reviewed a restaurant that had closed. Now this?

mcdougall77
mcdougall77

Guys, get over yourselves.  Despite being offensive, it's still pretty funny.  It takes shots at everyone, not just certain groups.  I particularly like the "rich" hierarchy of West U and the Villages to Tanglewood to River Oaks.  

JimWC
JimWC

What is an "aspiring Mexican"?  Seems if you aren't one at birth, "aspiring" to be one is the definition of futility.

starlisa
starlisa

You've posted it as well. The first comment is absolutely correct. Once again too, you are riding the coat tails of Houstonia and their feed. Get your own material, your original stories ( not the " new " articles you try to pass off after Houstonia has already written about the topics and places at hand) and then we'll actually be interested in what you have to say. This little call-out is appalling.

SweetJones
SweetJones

Nice way for the Press to run this map while pretending to occupy the moral high ground.

nguyenhm16
nguyenhm16

That map is correct about IAH though.

PCPolice
PCPolice

Freaking hilarious! HAHA!

kildare
kildare

@Houstess 

Well maybe precisely because it was so common elsewhere, one with a curious mind might be spurred to wonder: why would Houstonia remove the post? What is it so insecure about? 

To those questions, naturally, you would turn to ask whom? Yes, Houstonia. Duh.


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