Articles tagged: race
Through the Texas Freedom Colonies Project, researchers are working to liberate data on behalf of Black Texans.
In 1865, it was announced that more than 4 million Black people were freed, ushering in the Reconstruction Era. And although formerly enslaved people were told ...Read More
Even in the 15 largest departments where the majority of officers are people of color, only one union leader is black, an analysis found.
This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for their new...Read More
Shiyan Jiang, who worked at TCEQ for 23 years, says he was repeatedly passed over for promotions and assignments given to younger, white employees.
On April 29, 2016, Shiyan Jiang learned he was being fired from his job at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Jiang, then 71, had been a hydrologist...Read More
The oldest public park in Houston has been transformed by a $33 million renovation. But will it be enough to save the Third Ward?
Behind the New Look of Houston’s Oldest Park, a Complex Racial History The oldest public park in Houston has been transformed by a $33 million renovation. But...Read More
Steve Adler said the task force will focus on institutional racism, rather than individual attitudes.
“Don’t be afraid to break some eggs,” Mayor Adler instructed task force leaders during a Wednesday afternoon press conference. “And don’t be afraid to...Read More
How the conservative Christian myth of a fallen America connects with Trump’s dystopian fearmongering.
Our resident theologian unpacks the philosophy uniting Trump's longing for a mythologized good old days and evangelical Christianity's 'fallen America.'...Read More
Critics say the orders aren't necessarily irrelevant just because they’re old.
The last Texas districts remaining under decades-old desegregation orders are working to get out from under them. But are the orders irrelevant just because the...Read More