The Crime of Breathing While Black

By Jessica Valoris Dec 07, 2006

The RaceWire Beat – 12.07.06 The Crime of Breathing While Black A young black man and an elderly black woman each die in a hail of police bullets; a comedian invokes the era of lynching, and suddenly it feels like a crime to be caught breathing while black. Hawaii Schools’ Racial Enrollment Upheld Hawaiian school is entitled to limit their enrollment to Native Hawaiian children, in order to address historical wrongs and benefit indigenous peoples. Health Clinic Targets Latinos The Washington Adventist Hospital Center opens a clinic to focus on primary care for Latinos. The RaceWire Beat is a digest of the day’s top news stories on race and politics collected by the staff at ColorLines magazine.