'Know Your History': An Austin Archivist Calls On Her City To Confront Its Racial Past
Kymberly Keeton is tired.
“I’m one of the go-to people for black history now in Austin. I get phone calls all the time: ‘We want you to talk about the history of blackness,'" Keeton says. "But even I get tired of telling the same story over and over and over. Even I get tired.”
Read/listen to the full conversation with KUT here.
Fourteen police departments big and small are working under reform agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice. The agreements known as consent decrees force police officials and mayors to put reforms in place by a set deadline. The deals often are overseen and monitored by a federal judge or another third party. Here are some of the city police departments across the U.S. with consent decrees or negotiating decrees.
Austin NAACP President explains the growing momentum for racial justice, systemic change
"We haven't done enough to address these issues and that's why they keep occurring. That's on us as a society," said Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder. Read Linder's thoughts here and see how you can support racial justice.
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