Ads Promote Black Adoption, and other news

By The News Aug 17, 2009

photo credit: joshunter Ad Campaign Targets Black Families To Adopt A federally-funded ad campaign was released to encourage Black families to adopt from the foster care system. A study released in 2006 revealed the disproportionate number of Black children living in foster homes, who are also less likely to be adopted than white children. Rockford PD Report Less Racial Profiling A recent study from the police department at Rockford, IL, shows a decrease in cases of racial profiling during traffic stops, though people of color within the community still feel targeted by the cops. Violence Against Latinos In Long Island Persists In Long Island, another Latino has been the victim of violence, allegedly getting beaten and robbed by three white men. The crime occurred in the same Long Island community wherein Marcelo Lucero was murdered last year, which sparked the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into allegations of hate crimes in Long Island. Bollywood Star Detained at Airport At the Newark Airport in New Jersey, U.S. immigration official detained Indian actor, Shah Rukh Khan, who believes he was held for questioning because of his Muslim name. Ironically, Khan is currently promoting a film about racial profiling.