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South Oak Cliff High School students spoke up about the unacceptable conditions of their school building. They walked out. They protested, and they demanded a better school. Their efforts were rewarded this week when the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees agreed to spend $25 million to fully renovate the school.

Students from a Red Bird-area charter school reported they experienced overt racism while visiting the Texas A&M University campus this week. Aggie students, all white, harassed the 60 black high school juniors from Uplift Hampton Prep and yelled racial slurs at them.

The Dallas Morning News did a Q&A about urban renewal with Jason Roberts of Oak Cliff.

It sounds like we all need to read Ray Wylie Hubbard’s new memoir, “A Life … Well, Lived.”