Texas Round Up: What’s Happenin’ around Texas?

 Following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today’s court ruling in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas. The ruling relates to the use of ethnicity as one factor in determining college admissions.

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Crisis Demonstrates Double Standard on Immigration

White Power Americans have all but said “No” to Hispanic immigrants and the backlash continues to grow as some towns have passed local pseudo legislation prohibiting refugees to enter and others blocking buses on highways and entryways into towns with bodies and weapons.

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Commissioner John Wiley Price Stirs Reparations Debate

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price stepped up to sponsor and pass a resolution to bring the issue back into the limelight at a time when Texans focus and celebrate Juneteenth – recognition for freedom and the extra 2.5 years of free duty and labor slaves gave to White Texans who failed to release Negros in conjunction with the original Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

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Dr. Virgil A. Wood: Civil Rights Giant Still On the Battlefield

Looking at the nightmare facing Black America and the bleak future without intervention for the community, the call has come from the old guard of the Civil Rights Movement for a new Black Think Tank in Houston to help escape the spiraling whirlpool that threatens to consume the community.

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