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About andrewrhairston

Andrew Reginald Hairston is a civil rights attorney, writer, proud bisexual man, and doting uncle who divides his time almost equally between Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. He loves, fights for, and writes about Black people.

Most Popular Vox Populi Posts for 2021

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At the end of each year, I enjoy compiling a list of the Vox Vopuli posts which attracted the most viewers. This year, for the first time, I’m also noting the single most popular post…

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On Becoming a Texas Lawyer

I recited the required oath and officially became a Texas lawyer on November 30, 2021. After starting the process in 2019, and delaying it a few times to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, I sat for the Texas Bar in February … Continue reading

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A Lesson for Thirty

New decade, same fundamental driving force.
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Andrew Reginald Hairston: Husky Boy

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  . People of a certain age will remember the dominance of JCPenney in the 1990s. Affordable, comfortable clothes adorned the shelves of the department store’s various branches; it offered enough name brands to make…

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Husky Boy

This piece originally appeared in Vox Populi Public Sphere on May 15, 2021. People of a certain age will remember the dominance of JCPenney in the 1990s. Affordable, comfortable clothes adorned the shelves of the department store’s various branches; it … Continue reading

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Pandemic Reflections on Money

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Andrew Reginald Hairston: Pandemic Reflections on Money

I did everything right, but I perpetually had very little money. Andrew Reginald Hairston: Pandemic Reflections on Money

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On the 46th POTUS

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UALR Law Review – Summer 2020 School Policing Article

In the fall of 2019, I presented at the annual Ben Altheimer Law Review Symposium at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law; my talk concerned school policing in Texas and Arkansas. I am pleased to share … Continue reading

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Reflections from a Black Lawyer on Juneteenth

This piece originally appeared on the American Constitution Society’s ExpertForum blog to commemorate Juneteenth 2020. I knew that I wanted to be a lawyer early on in my childhood. If you had asked me for the source of this career … Continue reading

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