After more than a week of nationwide demonstrations sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a black man from Houston, in Minneapolis police custody, top Republican politicians in Texas are suddenly allergic to racism.

High-ranking state officials are busy disowning GOP county chairs and activists — and perhaps even a statewide elected official — for social media posts juxtaposing a Martin Luther King Jr. quote with a banana, to conspiracy theories that Floyd’s killing was staged, to unsubstantiated claims the protests were designed and financed by a liberal billionaire.

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization. Contact Ramsey at

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Racism will never go away. Democrats depend on it too much.


On August 10, 2016, Dallas Police killed Tony Timpa, a 32-year-old resident who had not taken his medication. Timpa was already handcuffed while a group of officers pressed his body into the ground while he squirmed. It took over three years for footage of the incident to be released. The footage contradicted claims by Dallas Police that Timpa was aggressive.[20][21] The officers involved were Sgt. Kevin Mansell and Officers Danny Vasquez and Dustin Dillard.[22] Criminal charges against three officers were dropped in March 2019 and officers returned to active duty.[23]

Where were the riots? Where were the protests? Surely him being white makes no difference.

Father of Six

Speaking of Conspiracies....Russia/Trump collusion. The GOP doesn't have a exclusive on morons in their party and definitely not a willing press to push the garbage.


You notice liberal propaganda Tribune will mever write an article on Sheila Jackson Lee, Al Green or other black Texas politicians when they spew racial hate

Ramsey blaming those on Trump?? Because he mentioned sending Tripp’s to stop rioters and looters. Ramsey is a blind tired old lying liberal

You can see the hypocrisy of the Tribune, facts and othe dem propaganda media. They will never call our black racist


And people wonder why the Facts is going belly up


The path they chose. To propagate their left wing liberal views with corrupt sources found to be wrong the majority of time IE Russian Collusion, Kavanagh, Impeachment but not one negative article on dems. Silence from Morris and Mitz

Father of Six

I think I have 12 days left on my subscription. So sad. Mr. Morris you get your wish.

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