Tag Archives: racism
Michael Arceneaux’s first book is a logical extension of the polemic, confessional style he’s perfected online.
The book begins, “Before that day, I hadn’t been to church in five Beyoncé albums.” Some people measure time in years; others, like Houston-born, Harlem-...Read More
Pretrial detainees — legally innocent people who have been charged but not convicted of a crime — now occupy more beds in jails than any other group.
Three years after a Texas state trooper ripped her out of her car and slammed her to the ground over a traffic violation, Sandra Bland’s name still evokes ima...Read More
Texan Taylor Sheridan created the 21st-century Western, but his attempts at political nuance are overshadowed by the failures of “Soldado.”
Taylor Sheridan’s movies are depressing. The native Texan has a knack for a script, and he’s largely responsible for bringing the modern Western into being,...Read More
The clemency process is a black box — one where hearings are rarely held and decisions are never really explained, making it nearly impossible to prove bias.
Secrecy is a hallmark of the death penalty in Texas, where the state masks the identities of executioners and shields critical details about its controversial l...Read More
Street artist Mike Johnston created this mural on a utility box in East Austin, where the teenage bombing victim was a third-generation resident.
Draylen Mason, 17, was one of two people killed by a package bomb during a string of attacks across Austin in March. The principal bassist in the Austin Youth O...Read More
Records show a few dozen angry young white men, led by a teenager from the Dallas suburbs and emboldened by Trump, have caused headaches at universities across the state.
How Texas Colleges Have Responded to the Hate Groups Behind All Those Racist Flyers Records show a few dozen angry young white men, led by a teenager from the D...Read More
If you experience election-related harassment, vandalism or violence in the Lone Star State, e-mail us at [email protected]
The Observer found news reports documenting dozens of incidents of election-related harassment, vandalism or violence in the Lone Star State since Wednesday, No...Read More
Hundreds of protesters turn out to support ‘Aggie Values’ during white nationalist event on campus White nationalist Richard Spencer faced a volatile audien...Read More