I had always wanted to live in Austin, but the Austin I wanted to live in then is now slip-sliding away.
Being on a grand jury is an experience that leaves you either eager to serve again, or eager to never serve again. Either way, it's important work that shouldn't be trivialized.
Some say Austin — the only fast-growing large city in the country that's losing African-American residents — has a black problem. As I myself consider leaving, I realize that it's more complicated than that. Here's the truth: Elitism is Austin's new normal.