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BREAKING NEWS: The Supreme Court votes against voluntary integration in schools

by The News on June 28 2007, 7:29AM

The U.S. Supreme Court today has ruled that race should not be considered when assigning students to public schools, the Associated Press reported today. The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected public school assignment plans that take account of students’ race….


Supreme Court to decide if race is factor in school admission

by The News on June 27 2007, 2:20PM

Whether or not race can be used as a proactive basis for admitting students into public schools will be decided by the Supreme Court this week, news outlets are reporting. The Court is considering two state-level actions involving angry white…

Topics: Schools & Youth

The Senate votes against tougher touch-back rules

by The News on June 27 2007, 2:01PM

Glory. The Senate today killed an amendment to the immigration bill that would have toughened the bill’s provision that has immigrants return home to apply for legal status, the New York Times reported today: The Senate voted 53 to 45…


National HIV testing day; Survey finds whites use hard drugs more than non-whites

by The News on June 27 2007, 7:27AM

National HIV Testing Day. Tell your friends. Approximately one fourth of the estimated 1 million persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States are unaware that they are infected with HIV and at risk for transmitting…

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Black lesbian in NYC get 11 years for self-defense

by The News on June 26 2007, 12:35PM

The Woman of Color Blog ran a copy of this story first published for Workers World. It’s an important crime story that says a lot about how the criminal justice system struggles with recognizing hate crimes against gays and lesbians…


Rock-n-roll racism

by The News on June 26 2007, 9:15AM

Why is everybody criticizing gangsta rap music for sexism and violence when rock-n-roll boasts a similar brand of misogyny and hate, argues Dr. Edward Rhymes in a report for Black Agenda Report. Rhymes says “The conversation is always framed in…


Detention centers bust at seams; some whites say cost of Blackness is low

by The News on June 26 2007, 6:58AM

New Scrutiny as Immigrants Die in Custody. A Guantanamo culture. But as the immigration detention system balloons to meet demands for stricter enforcement of immigration laws, deaths in custody — and the secrecy and confusion around them — are drawing…


Speaking of Black men and the Military

by The News on June 25 2007, 10:39AM

Here’s Corey Andrew on the military’s corporate recruitment deal with online job sites and homophobia in the military. Watch this! Andrew explains this all very well….


“Military Recruitment of Blacks Dropping”—Not new?

by The News on June 25 2007, 10:14AM

Too Sense reports on AP news that the number of Blacks enlisting in the U.S. military since it invaded Afghanistan has dropped by a third: I don’t really have much to say about this other than what Pam has already…

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“What did Brown mean?”; Gates says no to revived immigration bill

by The News on June 25 2007, 7:17AM

What did Brown mean? Because the courts may not get it right. Before its summer recess next week, the Supreme Court will probably unmask, by a 5-4 vote, this basic discord by announcing a fundamental reinterpretation of Brown. The new…

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Kanye was right; Bush does hate Black people

by The News on June 22 2007, 12:53PM

(AP Photo) Read This! “To Bush, black people = “the help” Kos reported: It’s so classy, how Bush tells the black musicians to clean up after the politicians. I want to thank our Chef, Paul Prudhomme, from New Orleans,…

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Aasif Mandvi and friends on Asian men

by The News on June 22 2007, 7:43AM

Asian male TV artists talk back. Word up to Reappropriate for the lede: A little less than a month ago, a panel discussion was put together by The Asian Society focusing on Asian American male identity. The panel, consisting…


Mortality hikes after Katrina;

by The News on June 22 2007, 6:54AM

Post-Katrina New Orleans death rate shoots up. A years-long storm. “The post-Katrina mortality rate for the first six months of 2006 was approximately 91.37 deaths per 100,000 … Compared to the pre-Katrina population mortality rate of 62.17 deaths per 100,000…


Must Read: “taguba was forced out over abu ghraib”

by The News on June 21 2007, 11:18AM

Taguba, forced to retire, for investigation Angry Asian Man reported yesterday: According to a New Yorker article published this week, Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, who led the first investigation into detainee abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in…


“Race” is the “F” word; June 23 anti-immigration march

by The News on June 21 2007, 9:41AM

Study: Americans use ‘Diversity’ To Cover-Up Their True Views About Race. Race is the F-word of multi-cultural dialogue, they say. A new study by the University of Minnesota’s sociology department say that though Americans are optimistic about the word “diversity,”…

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Supreme Court to rule on school segregation

by The News on June 20 2007, 12:44PM

The BBC reported: In the coming days, the justices are expected to decide on challenges to two programmes designed to ensure racial diversity in schools. The cases - in Seattle and Louisville, Kentucky - reflect the fact that despite previous…

Topics: Schools & Youth

The 14th Erase Racism Carnival! An Explosion of Good Blogs

by The News on June 20 2007, 9:48AM

Every month, a new blog site hosts an anti-racism carnival that culls submissions from all over the web on topics that enhance our race discussions. This month, The White Anti-Racist Parent hosts the Carnival. See its coverage here. Next Month,…


Must Read: Miami Herald’s “Afro-Latin Americans”

by The News on June 20 2007, 8:56AM

Word up to the Miami Herald. The paper is running a special series on Afro-Latin Americans. Black Latinos. And about their cultural and political struggles with racism and survival. Check this out! It has 5 parts and they all…

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Republicans stomp back on immigration; Korean-Black tension in D.C.?

by The News on June 20 2007, 7:43AM

House Republicans unveil alternative immigration bill. Who’s scared? In an attempt to derail the compromise immigration bill working its way through the Senate, a group of House Republicans unveiled an alternative measure Tuesday that takes a harder line against immigration…


Muslim girl mag hits stands; End of DickeRinku Sen?

by The News on June 18 2007, 11:21PM

Biracial people to define selves, issues at forum. Interracial conference sparks talks. Beginning Thursday, Chicago will host a four-day conference titled, “Loving Decision Conference 2007: The Next 40 Years of Multiracial Communities.” Though the event will commemorate the 40th anniversary…