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June 11, 2020

Tips for protesting in Texas

The Black Lives Matter movement has been calling for an end to police brutality against Black Americans for years now, and over the last few weeks, we’ve seen protests erupt across the state, country, and world. In every U.S. state, protesters have come...
February 25, 2019

Black History Month: Texans making history right now

All February we've been pursuing a project to celebrate African American leaders who are tirelessly working to build a better future in Texas. Our collaborative Black History Month project became a series of portraits of some of the most influential...
September 29, 2015

Watch HBO Documentary of Obama's Historic Prison Visit

America spends a mind boggling $40 billion per year on a broken, ineffective, and racially biased (see our previous blog) criminal justice system. We are home to just 5% of the worlds population, but 25% of the world's entire prison population. Last...
September 28, 2015

The Unfair History of Marijuana Laws on Minorities

The consequences of the war on drugs has impacted Latinos and Blacks at tremendous rates. Blacks use marijuana at roughly the same rates as Whites , yet they are incarcerated at far higher rates. Correcting the imbalanced incarceration rates is one of the...
September 28, 2015

Timeline: Sandra Bland Resources (UPDATED)

Like many of you, we've spent the last few months following the news and updates about Sandra Bland, the 28-year old Texas woman who was needlessly arrested then subsequently found dead in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. Sandra Bland's death gained...
September 3, 2015

Top Ten Stories from a Long Texas Summer

Summer is ending, school is starting, and new state laws are already in effect. As we move from blistering 100-degree days to semi-blistering 95-degree days, we wanted to take a look back at some of the biggest Texas political stories from the summer. So...
June 10, 2015

Let’s Turn McKinney Into an Opportunity

Ed. note: This content was originally posted on the ACLU of Texas blog , and is republished here with permission. On June 5th, McKinney police responded to a complaint regarding unwanted teenagers at a community pool. What ought to have been relegated to...