Tag Archives: Texas

The Coffee Shop – Marfa, TX (video)

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day. From ALCHEMYcreative: Something special happens when you turn off of Interstate 10 at Van Horn, Texas, on your way to Marfa. The sky opens … Continue reading

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East Texas 9th Grader, Ahmed “Big Bang Theory” Mohamed hopefully has the math chops for MIT

By ann summers Too many anchor babies contributing to national educational advancement, packing heat sinks.  Kid didn’t even bring a Glock to school. In Irving Texas, it’s make a clock, go to jail. An Arab-looking man of Syrian descent in … Continue reading

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New Texas Social Studies Textbooks Whitewash and Rewrite American History

By Elaine Magliaro On Sunday, Emma Brown (Washington Post) reported that millions of public school students in Texas “will begin using new social studies textbooks this fall based on state academic standards that barely address racial segregation.” In addition, she … Continue reading

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Stateside Texas: Governor Abbott Appoints Home-schooler to Chair the State Board of Education

By Elaine Magliaro The Associated Press reported last week that Governor Greg Abbott of Texas had tapped Houston Republican Donna Bahorich, a home-schooler, to serve as the new chairwoman of the Texas Board of Education. The AP said that Bahorich’s nomination has to be … Continue reading

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Injustice in America: Regarding Texas’s Restrictive and Racist Voter ID Law and the Innocent Citizens It Disenfranchises (VIDEOS)

By Elaine Magliaro Patrick Svitek of The Texas Tribune reported yesterday that presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would use her speech today in Houston “to call for expanded early voting across the country and criticize states … Continue reading

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LYNCHING IN AMERICA: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror—A Report from the Equal Justice Initiative

By Elaine Magliaro Earlier today, the Equal justice Initiative (EJI) released a report of a multi-year investigation titled Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. EJI discovered that lynchings in this country were more extensive than had been … Continue reading

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Texas Student Suspended for Use of the “One Ring”

by Gene Howington Aiden Steward is a nine year old boy with an active imagination. He attends the Kermit Elementary School in Kermit, Texas. He was suspended for making a threat against another student. He said he could “make him … Continue reading

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