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How Have Conversations About Race Changed in Houston?

Posted on · This past Friday morning, Dallas police received reports a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in a park named for him had been vandalized. Someone spray-painted the word “shame” on the base of the statue. The incident came two weeks after protesters gathered in the park to hold an “undedication” ceremony. And it was reported […]

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What Should Become of Confederate Symbols In Houston?

Posted on · After the fatal church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, there has been a nationwide debate over not just the Confederate flag, but other symbols of the old South, including some monuments dedicated to the Confederacy here in Houston. News 88.7’s Florian Martin asks Houstonians what should become of these symbols in Greater Houston. (Above: The “Spirit […]

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What Do We Teach About the Confederacy in Schools?

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is currently grappling with whether Texas was wrong to reject a specialty license plate displaying the Confederate battle flag. As modern day battles over what the flag and other Confederate symbols mean go on, students in Houston classrooms continue to learn and discuss the history and legacy of the Confederacy in […]