NAACP President Nelson Linder said that, over the past four years, the city has lost black leaders in the City of Austin, including code enforcement's Carl Smart, former Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes, and previous City Manager Marc Ott. The NAACP said Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk announced he was replacing his entire executive team, which includes black employees. Read more here.
These investigations are reminiscent of ongoing racial discrimination in the city of Austin.
Austin NAACP leader calls Lakeway Swap membership process "discriminatory," "racist"
On Tuesday, Lake Travis resident Marie Lowman was preparing her four children for the start of school later this month when she clicked on a local Facebook buy and sell group site, Lakeway Swap, to see if she could buy or give away supplies. She was already a member of another site, one of several tagged Lakeway Swap, but was drawn to the new site she discovered because it touted 16,000 members.
But when Lowman asked to join the site, she didn’t expect to find a questionnaire that asked if she supports “Antifa, BLM, or Democrats.” Read more here.
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