Dozens held in raids; Blogs spin pop culture & immigration

By The News Jun 13, 2007

More than 165 arrested in immigration raid. What state terror looks like. More than 165 workers at the Fresh Del Monte Produce plant were detained to be processed for possible deportation, officials said, and three people were indicted on immigration, illegal documents and identity theft charges.–LATimes Minority advocate ‘never satisfied’ An interview. There is a certain complacency and apathy on both sides of the fence. There are people in key positions that could help African Americans in business resources and business opportunities, but for them it’s just a job. They don’t have the deep sense of commitment, of going that extra step.–LATimes Miss USA’s Fall Echoes in Spanish-language Blogosphere. Blogavism. While numerous bloggers on Cachacero (whose motto is "a little of everything") laughed at Miss USA’s fall, others from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Ecuador, Chile and Mexico expressed their support for the contestant, condemning the reaction of the crowd and congratulating her on her quick recovery and the dignified way she handled the situation.–New America Media Affirmative action foe is on U.S. rights panel. Who’s winning here? The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has appointed Leon Drolet, chairman of the campaign to end affirmative action in Michigan university admissions and public sector hiring, to be the chairman of its state advisory committee. Drolet, a former Republican state representative from Clinton Township, will begin the appointment to the 12-member committee immediately. –Detroit Free Press Affirmative action change squeaks through. Immigrants won’t benefit from Aff. Act. A measure advanced today requiring people to prove they are U.S. citizens to qualify for state affirmative action programs.Under the provision, race and ethnicity could be considered only for U.S. citizens for student loans, University of Wisconsin System admissions, civil service hiring and minority business contracting.–Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No Match for Paris. A Black girl missing gets lost in Paris news "I agreed to conduct a last-minute interview with MSNBC about the case of missing Stepha Henry, the 22-year-old college grad who went missing May 29 from Miami-Dade. I rushed to MSNBC’s studio but a few minutes before the interview, I was told that it was off — Paris Hilton coverage was more important.– Richard Prince’s Journal-Isms