Commentary

Am I the reason schools are segregated?

Reporting on segregation forces me to ask tough questions about how I’m educating my own kids.

Why it’s hard to talk about race

Often, it’s because it makes too many white people uncomfortable.

What Nicaragua taught me about San Antonio

When it comes to inequality, seeing is believing.

What inequality is all about

Five basic concepts for the curious.

Three ways to overcome inequality

Spotting problems is easy. Proposing solutions is harder.

A changed perspective: San Antonio’s more than downtown

In my past journalistic life as a blogger and columnist at the San Antonio Express-News, I wrote quite a bit about downtown and its abutting neighborhoods. Living downtown, working downtown, writing about downtown, I became obsessed with downtown. Far from my mind in my downtown writing days was the rest of the city. I remember…