Author and Journalist Tim Spofford, Kenneth and Mamie Clark, Kenneth Clark performing the infamous Doll Test

Houston Matters

Candidate Interview: Sean Teare (Feb. 15, 2024)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Sean Teare, who’s running for Harris County District Attorney, joins us for a candidate interview. Then, we discuss what happens when the public's right to know bumps up against an individual's right to privacy. And we learn how a simple test involving Black children and a pair of dolls helped end school segregation.

Rice University Founder Memorial Statue

Education News

Rice University relocates statue, remains of slave-owning founder as part of quad redesign

Posted on · Construction began earlier this month on the long-planned redesign of Rice's Academic Quadrangle and is expected to be complete by the spring. A statue of university founder William Marsh Rice is being moved from the center of the courtyard to a less-prominent location.



Considering race, class and power in Texas Education Agency’s takeover of Houston Independent School District

Posted on · The Texas Education Agency is seizing control of the largest school district in the state. For both supporters and opponents of the takeover, race and class plays an undeniable central role in the move.

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