A Famiiar Formula: The Racial Politics of Ted Cruz and George Wallace
For Republicans who desire to reject racism and bring an end to racial inequalities, Ted Cruz poses a significant problem. The problem is not that Cruz is ignorant on racial issues. The problem is Cruz is brilliant at campaigning and knows exactly what he is doing. The key to understanding what Ted Cruz is intentionally doing in his Republican campaign is remembering George Wallace’s Democratic Campaign. The connections run much deeper than a Joe Biden quip about Trump, Washington, and Wallace. From Wallace to Cruz, there is a time-honored and familiar formula for Southern political power: kindle racial fears, stoke those fears into a fury, and be the solution.
The Most Dangerous Negro:
What Now Opportunity to Rebuild a City
In our house, as in houses throughout Houston, we wondered where Houston heads after Harvey finishes its work on us; we wondered what changes the crisis will bring to Houston both in the short-term and in the long term.
PASTOR IN CHIEF: Reflections on a Presidency
WHITE SOUL MATES: How James Dobson Evolved the KKK’s Values for an Evangelical Embrace
The Gospel Next Door: Book Review
New HISD Chief and 5th Ward Poverty
Nowhere is the challenge – but also opportunity for change – more stark than in Houston’s Fifth Ward, on the city’s near-northeast side. Here, a profound poverty envelopes generations of families, setting back students before they even have a chance to start out in life.