Jose Skinner

José Skinner's most recent book is The Tombstone Race (University of New Mexico). He volunteers at the Workers' Defense Project in Austin.

By Jose Skinner:


In ‘Blue Texas,’ a Historical Blueprint for Texas Activists

Max Krochmal's new history of multiracial civil rights movements in Texas offers lessons for progressives in the age of Trump, one of which is that demography is not necessarily destiny.

In Krochmal’s view, if progressives today are to triumph over Trumpism, they are going to have to build truly united and lasting grassroots organizations and not merely encourage disparate groups to show up at the voting booth. They need to be more confrontational and not shy away from demands for immediate social justice. Read More