Texas Round-Up: What’s Happenin’ Around Texas?

Austin – Is Austin unwelcoming to African Americans?A study by the University of Texas at Austin indicates that Austin is the only U.S. city with a shrinking African-American population.The African-American population dipped by 5 percent from 2000 to 2010, even while Austin’s general population grew by roughly 20 percent. Eric Tang, a UT professor who…

Texas Round Up: What’s Happenin’ around Texas?

Austin – Following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today’s court ruling in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas. The ruling relates to the use of ethnicity as one factor in determining college admissions. “We are very pleased with the Court’s ruling recognizing the constitutionality of…