Race

Who Gets To Keep Austin Weird?

May 18, 2017 By Dan Solomon

Murals at the intersection of Twelfth and Chicon on Austin’s East side were painted over recently, while famous images in the city’s tourist neighborhoods have become institutions.

What Happened in McKinney

Jun 7, 2015 By Dan Solomon

The viral story of a pool party in McKinney became the latest flashpoint in the ongoing conversation about police and race in America.

Whole Foods Takes a Side in Baltimore

Apr 29, 2015 By Dan Solomon

It’s rare for a major corporation to get involved in a contentious, racially charged political protest, but the Austin-based supermarket chain decided to take a side in Baltimore. 

Foxx, Whole

Jan 20, 2013 By Cynthia True

With feature-film roles, a chart-topping album, and a successful stand-up career, sitcom star Jamie Foxx is laughing all the way to the bank.

El Gobernador

Feb 1, 2008 By Paul Burka

The first Hispanic to lead Texas will be a Basque jai alai phenom, Dallas attorney, and Democratic state representative whose election, in 2018, will relegate the GOP to semi- permanent minority status. Wanna bet?

Color Commentary

Jul 31, 1999 By Jeff McCord

With this year’s induction of Seguin native Smokey Joe Williams, one fourth of the Negro Leaguers in baseball’s hall of fame are Texans. Unfortunately, there may not be any more.

Fight Bakke

Apr 30, 1996 By Paul Burka

Will UT get affirmative action on affirmative action? Plus: A runoff rundown.