Town Square

Town Square: A Conversation About Race and Equality (Sept. 1, 2020)

Experts discuss the impact of yet another incident of police violence with racial implications.


Protesters at the Capitol demand an end to systemic racism and police killings of black people.


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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day’s most important and pressing issues.

In the first segment, Ernie is joined by Dr. Rheeda Walker, clinical psychologist, author, and University of Houston professor, to discuss the resurgence of racial tension and unrest following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Dr. Walker addresses the psychological impact of experiencing the effects of racism.

Then, Ernie is joined by political analyst (and co-host of Red, White and Blue) Dallas Jones and Pastor Mia K. Wright (with The Fountain of Praise Church), for a discussion about the political implications of the Kenosha situation and the systemic roots of police violence against blacks.

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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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