Texas should put more emphasis on highlighting its diversity. This state is a true melting pot of people from all ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Texas is considered by many as a place of refuge for individuals and businesses looking for a fresh start; we must ensure that our diversity is boldly emphasized in every aspect of our business practices and in the evolvement and growth of our communities. Highlighting who we are makes us a better place in the eyes of others. We are a better state when we embody diversity in all facets of our livelihood.

Kearney has been the head coach of the UT-Austin women’s track-and-field team since 1993 and is the founder of the Pursuit of Dreams Foundation.

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