Drawing the Colorline

By The News Mar 11, 2009

Court Strips Voting Rights from People of Color In a 5-4 decision yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that districts must have a majority of people of color to be protected under a provision in the Voting Rights Act. Civil rights advocates say the decision could dilute the strength of voters of color. Reuters. Immigrant Highway A state highway leading out of Atlanta reveals the conflicting messages of U.S. immigration laws and practices. San Francisco Chronicle. Asian American Gamblers Struggle to Get Help With little access to treatments and with language barriers Asian Americans struggle with gambling addictions in California. Sacramento Bee. Women Don’t Trust the Healthcare System It took a Michigan State University study to uncover the many reasons why women of color don’t trust the healthcare system. Researchers found that 44 percent of the women of color in the study believed that practitioners performed harmful experiments on patients without their consent and 64 percent of those doubt that doctors know what they’re doing. Human Resources Executive. Muslim Woman Told to Leave Bank Line…Twice in a Month Kenza Shelley was asked to leave the line at a credit union in Southern Maryland because her headscarf violated the bank’s policy of no hats, hoods or sunglasses. Washington Post.