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The Deep History Of Racism In San Antonio

Protesters march toward the Tower of the Americas before heading farther into Hemisfair Park on June 8, 2020. The demonstrators gathered to protest the police killing of George Floyd in May 2020.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio
Protesters march toward the Tower of the Americas before heading farther into Hemisfair Park on June 8, 2020. The demonstrators gathered to protest the police killing of George Floyd in May 2020.

The country’s legacy of racism has come into sharp focus since George Floyd’s death put police brutality against Black Americans on the forefront of our nation’s consciousness.

In this locally focused follow-up episode to NPR's "Summer of Racial Reckoning" series, we'll discuss the deep history of racism and race-related issues in San Antonio; how policies and practices contributed to racial inequity and inequality; and how the city and its residents have attempted to reconcile this racist past.

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Listen to episode 1 of NPR's Summer of Racial Reckoning series here:

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*This interview was recorded on Thursday, September 3.

 

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Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.