"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


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Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White said...

The OTHER reason that Texas is not quite in the mess that other states are is last year's huge gas and oil prices. But as those have tanked, Alaska and Texas are, even with their poor schools, nearly zero pollution controls, and nonexistant economic safety net, heading the way of the rest of us.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 8:32:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Don't forget putting non-factual information into your kids' textbooks!

Thursday, March 26, 2009 10:15:00 PM

Blogger Alexis said...

the other reason includes a ridiculously beneficial business climate... and, now that i work in econ. development, i have to say, lack of unions. it helps a lot to attract the big boys as well as international companies..

Friday, March 27, 2009 1:01:00 AM

Anonymous shaungroves said...

Woe! Small world. Jennifer is Brian Seay's brother. Brian Seay is my brother-in-law.

I went to college with Jennifer. Looking forward to the interview.


Friday, March 27, 2009 10:17:00 AM

Anonymous kirstin said...

NPR just re-aired an interview with John Hope Franklin this morning from 1990. He talked about the segregation he experienced doing historical research. The library made him sit in a separate room all by himself, and the assistants were not allowed to bring him the manuscripts he needed like they did for the white scholars. He was given a key and had to go into the stacks himself.

The funny part is that after a couple weeks of this, the white scholars wanted the "priviledge" of going into the stacks themselves as well.

Friday, March 27, 2009 12:03:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Kirstin, wow. Wow. I'll listen to that over the weekend.

Shaun, I have the same unusual last name as your brother-in-law, despite not being related. I spent four years at Baylor saying, "No, we're not." :)

Friday, March 27, 2009 12:28:00 PM


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