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Ginger McKnight-Chavers
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Ginger McKnight-Chavers is a Harvard-trained attorney and writer, who lives in the New York City area with her husband and daughter. She recently completed her first novel, In the Heart of Texas. A native Texan, Ginger facilitates a conversation between Texans and the rest of the word on her blog, The TexPatch.

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Why am I Surprised? A perspective on the OU incident from an African-American member of the Dallas Jesuit-Ursuline Community

(6) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 12:28 PM

"Why are you surprised?" is the response I get when I bring up the OU incident in my suburban New York City household or among my Northeastern friends. Followed by questions like "what's wrong with YOUR state?" They're talking about Texas, of course. I share a home state and hometown...

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Gentrification Rolls On in Dallas, But Will It Grow Up?

(14) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 11:40 AM

"It's like you did everything right and then something bad just happens to you."

Out of the mouth of babes ... a 10 year-old Brooklyn summer camper summed up the fears of residents of transitional neighborhoods on NPR's "Marketplace" recently. The fear that, despite working hard and being a...

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