July 20, 2020
Dallas is a business model of a city, and was initially created for the economicbenefit of White settlers. These self proclaimed 'pioneers' claimed stolen American Indian land after Native people were massacred and removed from North Texas, and some brought with them enslaved Africans, who were forced to work the settler's newly acquired land for free. This history is the foundation for the racialized economic inequity that exists today in Dallas County that this supplement will interrogate. During Dallas TRHT's 2019 Community Visioning sessions, participant responses centered on the issues of economy across questions about race and racism in the community, the look and feel of Dallas without racism, and what we need to end racism in Dallas.