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METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

Texas is not alone in its willingness to restrict its upscale education to a ‘possessive investment in whiteness.’ By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — The Texas legislature seems determined to govern … Continue reading

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Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte :
Ferguson: Living through the replay

We seem repeatedly surprised by the anger generated by educational inequity, vanished jobs, income disparities, lost affordable housing, and racial and ethnic profiling. By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 Like many other Americans, … Continue reading

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Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Supreme Court Case Raises Larger Diversity Issues at UT-Austin

Though the UT-Austin student body is among the most diverse in the country, other related issues plague the school and its history. Photo by Eric Gay / AP / Christian Science Monitor.Supreme Court focus on UTstudent DNA masks pressing issues … Continue reading

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A Lesson From Canada (and Detroit) : Single Payer Health Care is Way to Go

‘Canada pays LESS for health care per person than the US — with far better results in terms of general wellness of the population.’By Tommie Sue Montgomery / The Rag Blog / December 13, 2008 See ‘If G.M. Were a … Continue reading

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Gender Equity at UT-Austin : Still a Lot of Work to be Done

Gender equity on campus: Still a little behind? ‘Across colleges and ranks women’s salaries are lower than men’s by thousands of dollars, even when qualifications are the same.’ By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte / The Rag Blog / December 12, … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Chronicles : The Desperate Hours of Addie Polk

1918: Bathing suit parade, the year Addie Polk was born.1919: Race Riots in Chicago. 2008: Fannie Mae foreclosed on the home of Addie Polk; Annie Mae Polk put a gun to her chest.‘In 1970, Robert and Addie Polk bought a … Continue reading

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Community College Students Need Not Apply : Our Reward for Bailing Out the Banks

‘The following lenders have started turning away from community college students: Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, SunTrust, and PNC’by Kesi Foster / September 3, 2008 “Since so many students at community college work full-time, I bet we’re actually paying a great deal … Continue reading

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BOOKS : ‘The Art of Political Murder’

Activist Auxiliary Bishop Juan Girardi Conederal, murdered in April, 1988. Mourners gather with can candles to mourn the murder of Bishop Juan Girardi: “Enough!”The Novelist and the Murderers By Nathaniel Popper [This article first appeared in the July 7, 2008 … Continue reading

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UT’s InCite : Documenting a Diverse Community

Patience and attention to detail go into producing a fine quilt. See story about Austin’s Blackland Quilting Group, below. Photo by Priscilla Villarreal / InCite.InCite into Austin:Online publication kicks UT journalism up a notch By James Retherford / The Rag … Continue reading

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