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Happy Indigenous People’s Day

Happy Indigenous People’s Day

Every second Monday in October Americans across the country have become acclimated to celebrate Christopher Columbus Day in commemoration of the explorer that is commonly taught as discovering America in the 15th century.  This routine holiday has been etched in...

Op-Ed: Texas is Our Texas, Too

Op-Ed: Texas is Our Texas, Too

This past May, I sat in front of legislators to testify against their attempts to ban gender-affirming health care for transgender children in Texas, including my own transgender son. Despite COVID-19 and my aversion to public speaking, I traveled to Austin many times...

Black women don’t owe you a damn thing

Black women don’t owe you a damn thing

It’s been a rough couple of months for Black women in sports and I’m tired of seeing extraordinary Black women being dehumanized for choosing themselves. The world and America needs to understand supporting Black women and normalizing mental health is overdue. It all...

A further look at the ‘Eyes of Texas’

On March 9, The University of Texas at Austin’s The Eyes of Texas History Committee released a report about UT Austin’s official song, “The Eyes of Texas.”  Neither the report nor the committee could strip the song of its “Alma Mater” status, per the report....

Stop Asian Hate

This past year has seen a disturbing spike in hate crimes against Asian-Americans. The horrific shooting in Atlanta, where a gunman killed eight people including six Asian women, is one of the more high-profile incidents but hardly the only one. The same day as the...

House passes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Democrats in the U.S. House voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on Wednesday.  The legislation includes reform for qualified immunity, a ban on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, a grant program for state attorney generals to investigate police...