It has been 150 years since the institution of slavery officially ended in the Lone Star State. Yet, the vestiges from that evil period remain, and are revealed almost daily.
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In collaboration with a walking tour app that uses GPS technology, the producers of Radiolab have created a self-guided walking tour that takes listeners back to 18th-century Austin while telling the story of what many historians have called America’s—and maybe the world’s—first serial killer.
Without affordable smartphone technology and a growing sense that police and mainstream media are not capturing all sides of the story when they cover racist violence—especially racist police violence—stories like what happened at the McKinney pool party might not have been exposed.
Education pioneer fought racial segregation in schools after witnessing its severe effects on Mexican Americans.
At the LBJ School yesterday, Julian Bond said the election of Barack Obama doesn’t mean we’ve achieved a post-racial society.
a white Christian man plans and executes a terrorist attack in Texas’ capital and he’s just a nice guy who lost his way, a Renaissance Faire enthusiast in a tricorn hat who enjoyed tubing and trying to blow up government buildings.
In Ferguson and elsewhere this summer, powerful people called for peace. But what they are actually demanding is quiet. Peace and quiet are not synonymous.
A federal judge in Houston who made bizarre remarks during a hearing on a racial discrimination case he’s overseeing will not step down after the 5th Circuit said he didn’t need to last week.
Rita DeShannon, a special investigator with Child Protective Services, was fired today after the agency was alerted to inflammatory racist remarks on her personal Twitter account.
Houston’s old DA made having less than 1/100 gram of crack a misdemeanor. The new DA brought back the trace felony, and questions about unequal enforcement.