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Ellen Sweets

Author, former Austin resident


Ellen Sweets has reported for The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She wrote the 2011 memoir Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins, an account of her friendship with the famed Texas columnist.

Latest Columns

Austin's "black problem" is a class problem

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.