With increased police presence in communities of color in the last three weeks, fears of racialized violence that are rooted in Austin's history of inequality are very much justified.
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist. For eight years he served as a senior producer, co-host, and correspondent for the independent TV/radio news hour "Democracy Now!"