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The Source - December 9, 2014
11:18 am
Tue December 9, 2014

The Source: Why Do Racial Ideologies Persist Across The Globe?

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Since the Spanish Inquisition of the 16th century, the ideology of racial division has been used to explain fundamental differences in how different groups behave and has been the justification for conquering or enslaving peoples. 

The idea of biological races has been thoroughly debunked in science, but in cultures across the globe these faux-theorems have manifested themselves in segregation, oppression, and genocide.

Here in the United States, we have seen these ideas well into the 20th century, with the use of Jim Crow laws and eugenics. 

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Community
5:06 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Popular Farmers Market Moving To New Home At The Yard

Sunday Dec. 7 was the last day for the farmers and ranchers market at the Alamo Quarry. The market will re-open Dec. 14 at The Yard on McCullough.
Eileen Pace

Owners of the Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market spent their last day in front of Whole Foods at the Quarry Sunday, and will re-open next week at 5300 McCullough.

Quarry Market management last month terminated their three-year agreement, forcing the popular market to find a new location.

Closing up the Brazos Valley Cheese booth at the Quarry farmers market for the last time, Susan Turner said her customers are happy about the new location at The Yard in Olmos Park.

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The Source - December 8, 2014
12:06 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

The Source: Mexicans Critical In Making Of Modern America

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As the shift in the way America looks continues, an estimated one in three will be latino by 2050, and of that overwhelmingly of Mexican descent.

In his new book Mexican's in the Making of America, Neil Foley, traces the history of this important, and oft neglected group, in the formation of modern America. 

Guest

  • Neil Foley, the Robert and Nancy Dedman Chair in History at Southern Methodist University
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The Source - December 8, 2014
11:54 am
Mon December 8, 2014

The Source: Legal Window May Allow Bexar County To Marry Same-Sex Couples

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As the constitutionality of Texas' ban on same-sex marriage sits before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the ability for gay couples to marry may become a reality soon in Bexar County. 

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9:49 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Brewery Opening Marred By Protests Over Land Use Deal

Alamo Brewing Co. president Eugene Simor looks up at protesters atop the Hays Street Bridge (seen in the window reflection) as he tries to introduce speakers at Friday's grand opening of the brewery.
Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

A day that was to see paeans sung to the economic development of the East Side, with the opening of Alamo Brewing Company’s new facility under the Hays Street Bridge, turned into an angry earful.

A small, but vocal group of people stood atop the bridge and only stopped chanting and yelling during the Pledge of Allegiance, and when State Rep. Mike Villarreal spoke. They continued to express their anger during the prayer and when speakers, including State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and Mayor Ivy Taylor, took the podium.

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The Source - December 4, 2014
4:35 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

The Source: Bringing Retail Back Downtown For The Holidays

The city of San Antonio has seen an influx of retail outlets downtown in formerly vacant storefronts. 21 of the Pop Up Shops kicked off on December 2nd, giving vendors rent free space through the holidays. The goal is to take advantage of the increased holiday foot traffic downtown, including people touring the annual lights, while making the downtown more active with offerings. The shops are scheduled to last until December 30th. 

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The Source - December 4, 2014
11:43 am
Thu December 4, 2014

The Source: Dolores Huerta's 50 Years Of Advocacy

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Labor advocate and National Farm Workers Association co-founder, Dolores Huerta, has spent her adult life fighting for causes. 

Huerta is in San Antonio for the Briscoe Western Art Museum's Voices of The West Distingusihed Lecture Series. It starts at 6:30 p.m tonight at the museum's Jack Guenther Pavilion.

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The Source - December 3, 2014
1:05 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

The Source: Teen Pregnancy Coming Down Slowly in San Antonio

Credit City of San Antonio

The birth rate to teens aged 15-19 in Bexar County is 46 percent lower than it was in 2000, but it was still 51 percent higher than the national average in 2013. Last year there were 2,558 births a decline from the year before. Each year the area's numbers slowly are chipped away at through programs and services like Project Worth.

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Community
1:05 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

City’s First Center For Homeless LGBT Youth Has Opening Delayed

When the shelter is operational it will be hosted at Travis Park United Methodist Church
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

 A homeless shelter for LGBT youth is nearly ready and was slated to open downtown this November. However, city zoning issues have forced it to push back matters to next year.

Around 40 percent of the country’s 1.6 million homeless youth identify as being LGBT, according to a 2012 Williams Institute study. The Thrive Youth Center, which is in the process of becoming a nonprofit, is aiming to open the city’s first shelter for LGBT Youth; specifically between the ages of 17 to 24.

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The Source - December 3, 2014
12:19 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

The Source: Executing The Mentally Ill

Scott Panetti

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay in tonight's scheduled execution of Scott Panetti.

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