Texas

Watch Texas students go off on school district officials over potential book ban

Watch Texas students go off on school district officials over potential book ban

In the last year, conservative lawmakers, school officials and parents across the country have embarked on a crusade against school lesson plans focused on social inequality.  Laws and bans, ostensibly introduced to protect students from these allegedly “obscene” materials, have actually been crafted to coddle white parents — and by extension, their children —  who…

Texas agency removes site with suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth after Abbott opponent complains

Texas agency removes site with suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth after Abbott opponent complains

A Texas state agency removed a website that listed a suicide hotline and resources for LGBTQ youth after a far-right Republican who is challenging Gov. Greg Abbott accused his administration of spreading “transgender ideology.” Don Huffines, a former state senator who plans to run against Abbott in the 2022 Republican primary, posted a video to Twitter in…