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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Joanne Barkan is a writer based in New York City and Truro, Massachusetts. Her other articles on the education reform movement and big philanthropy can be found here.