If the editorial in The Dallas Morning News this morning has any credibility, and I am sure it does, HUD has agreed to throw the whistleblowers under the bus in the Lockey/MacKenzie racial segregation complaint against the city of Dallas. It's not a surprising outcome, because paying off the two d ... More >>
A small dagger pierced my heart when my wife told me our 27-year-old son's reaction to the news story she had emailed him about the n-word-using police commissioner in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He emailed her back: "Wow. Way up there." I took that to mean that our fifth-generation native-Texan son ... More >>
Bob Dylan is being sued. For supposedly being racist. Could the harmonica enthusiast born Robert Allen Zimmerman -- the man whose ejaculate created national treasure Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers -- truly be a bigot? Sure, he could be. Or maybe his comment likening Croatians to Nazis was misinterpr ... More >>
Saturday at 10 a.m. at the City Performance Hall on Flora Street, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, City Council member Dwaine Caraway and Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia will host an event called "Conversations About Race," in which I was not invited to participate. Well how do you like that? I ... More >>
Working on a big story about school reform these days. (Note to editor: definitely see completion this year, possibly early next. Best way you can help -- make sure I keep up my darned morale.) Speaking of morale, I wanted to go ahead and share a bit of the reporting with you in advance of the stor ... More >>
David Womble, a Dallas County maintenance supervisor, leaves an impression on his employees. In June, three of them sued the county for discrimination after one, Dennis Jones, was fired for having previously disclosed felony convictions while his white colleagues were not. Womble, the suit claimed, ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.
In case you haven't been paying attention, the race for the 33rd Congressional District is still a pissing match likely to end up in a runoff between between Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey for the Democratic nomination. A quick recap: Garcia called big SUVs un-American, which led Veasey to proclai ... More >>
Domingo, Domingo, Domingo. You were named after the day of worship. Why do you always wind up using names against other people? Yesterday, state Representative Rafael Anchia jumped on Dallas congressional candidate Domingo Garcia for calling a black opponent an "errand boy." In a press release, A ... More >>
So, ex-Dallas City council member Sandra Crenshaw is throwing her wig in the trash on Sunday. She wants you there. Better yet, if you're a black woman with a Korean-made wig, she wants you to join her. (The video you see above is not about wigs, exactly. It's just something we had lying around in t ... More >>
It looks like Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, long a puppet of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, finally has hit the Price wall. Jenkins has stopped action on the appointment of Price protégé Aaron McCarthy, aka Aaron Michaels, to the county's "homeland security advisory committee," w ... More >>
Well, pardon me for making myself important, but I feel like I do bring a certain perspective to the Rick Perry N-word story. For one thing, I just finished a long stretch of reporting on Perry. I have a story coming out his week in the newspaper that's pretty much a deconstruction of his "Te ... More >>
Tribal politics at the heart of Dallas' corruption problems.
Freddy Haynes seemed a shoo-in to lead the NAACP. Then Obama's ex-pastor came to town.
Dorit Rabinovitch Living in Detroit, and having black friends who cared enough to speak candidly to me, I learned a long time ago that all white people of a certain age are racist. That includes me. It includes Steve Blow. Growing up white in a racist society distorts your perception down to a neu ... More >>
White guys bribing black guys at Dallas City Hall
A Spanish-language requirement reopens old wounds at DISD
Andrew Young, the former U.N. ambassador, said he doesn't really dig Jews, Koreans and Arabs who own stores in black neighborhoods. Then he apologized. Good luck with all that. Wilonsky's piece on South (not "Southern") Dallas in this week's paper version of Unfair Park is full of hope and commitmen ... More >>
Man. Now everybody's calling everybody a racist.
For Dallas, for the city council, for now, this was good
Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle's honeymoon is about to end, if white, black and Latino officers have anything to say about it
Who says the mayor is a racist? You'll be surprised by the answer.
How Dallas got what it wanted
The fight for slavery reparations takes on a local twist
Plus: On Top of the World, True Colors, Miller on a Mission
When he said it was time to end the blame game, he meant that he had won
Even if Domingo Garcia can't win the mayor's race, he can slap the other two into shape
Hey, Mr. Zillionaire Developer, got a big public project you want to sell? Black Dallas has the votes you need--dirt cheap.
Was an influential Dallas black church desecrated by racists?
Black leadership goes in the tank on civil rights, fights for the police chief's job instead
In the battle for the District 6 council seat, the dark horse has a white face
Does restaurant service differ because of race? Depends on whom you ask.
When Lancaster's school superintendent ordered a lenient sentence for two white kids caught with shotguns, black parents said it was one more example of the suburb's bigotry
Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP
The problems at Silberstein Elementary--too few bilingual teachers, a PTA divided, tensions between black administrators and Hispanic parents--are a microcosm of the issues DISD faces districtwide
Dallas' African-American cops say they are being unfairly disciplined by a racist department. The numbers suggest they're right.
Al Lipscomb is on trial for bribery. The real charge is "traitor."
Lipscomb takes his story to Anglo Amarillo and hopes it plays better than prosecutors'
KKDA-AM silences the radio voice of black Dallas, but was anyone listening anyway?
Despite the Starr report's dirty details, Paula Jones' case against the nation's "first black president" hinges as much on race as on sex
John Wiley Price, the man who once toted a bullhorn in protests outside Mayor Ron Kirk's home, learns that it helps to have friends in high places
Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?
When black and white histories collided in their small town, Phyllis Allen and fellow church members made sure Mansfield didn't white-wash the truth.
The self-proclaimed ministers of capitalism have gotten a cool reception to their gospel in Dallas. But Chevis King Jr. and Joe Howard won't give up till they've found a better way to spend black people's money.
Spike Lee's Get on the Bus takes us to amazing places
DISD hired Clarence Glover to defuse a racial crisis. But is he tough enough for the job?
Amid controversy, Minister Farrakhan calls a million men to step into the Promised Land