Vidor has been recognized for numerous things—among them the activities of the neighborhood Ku Klux Klan its status as a “sundown city,” in which blacks were being not permitted in city limitations just after dark and an unpleasant fight in the early nineties over a federal effort and hard work to desegregate general public housing in the city, which brought about Texas Every month, in a cover story that year, to describe Vidor as Texas’s “most detest-crammed city.” The census estimates it to be 91 percent white.
So when phrase began to circulate that a Black Life Matter rally was being prepared in Vidor, numerous people today on social media assumed it was a trap—and expressed skepticism the event’s meant planner, 23-year-aged Maddy Malone, even existed. (She does.) To black people with awareness of the location, who had been advised under no circumstances to prevent in Vidor, the strategy appeared insane. “A civil legal rights rally in Vidor” is the punchline to a joke, not a detail that could transpire in this world. C’mon.