THE DIVIDE between Black and Brown in Texas. Reality or myth? David Kirk, the former mayor of Dallas who won the Texas Democratic nomination for the US Senate, says:
As I travelled across Texas, I talked about how I had governed in Dallas, building coalitions and including people of all faiths and ethnicities. I campaigned hard in the Rio Grande Valley, along the US-Mexico border. And despite all the talk about a so-called black/brown divide, I took a majority of the Hispanic vote, beat a Hispanic Democrat and claimed the Democratic nomination.