Factoring in Asian in Supreme Court decision; U.S. border fence annexes Mexico

By The News Jul 03, 2007

Asian Americans value racially diverse public schools. Supreme Court decision, not just Black and white. Desegregation law — and many integration plans still in effect — were fashioned in an earlier era, when "race" meant black or white. This is no longer true, and school districts can still adjust their plans to reflect today’s reality. For example, in San Francisco, about half of all students are Asian Pacific American, while 22.4 percent are Latino, 13 percent are African American and 9.3 percent are white.–San Francisco Chronicle Mistrust Puts Up A Wall. What killed the immigration bill? A measured reflection. As a matter of simple political math, the bill’s opponents were more mobilized and more ardent than its supporters. Concessions designed to buy conservative support won few converts among restrictionists but drove down the enthusiasm level among Latinos, business groups and liberals favorably disposed toward granting a path to citizenship for some 12 million illegal immigrants.–Washington Post Democratic presidential candidates speak at Latino forum. Immigration, Immigration, Immigration… With the failure of an immigration reform bill in the Senate still fresh, all the candidates vowed to pursue comprehensive immigration reform in the future. All said they support a path to citizenship for the 12 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. During one response, Clinton took a swipe at a potential GOP presidential rival, former Sen. Fred Thompson, for suggesting illegal Cuban immigrants pose a terrorist threat. –AP/News Journal Online U.S. Border Fence Protrudes Into Mexico. True story. The 1.5-mile barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border was designed to keep cars from illegally crossing into the United States. There’s just one problem: It was accidentally built on Mexican soil. Now embarrassed border officials say the mistake could cost the federal government more than $3 million to fix.–Guardian Unlimited Hip hop’s inner demons add fuel to the fight. BET keeps trying ya’ll; an opinion. Something very important is happening in popular culture, and the argument that is gaining more and more ground against hip hop can no longer be shouted down by those who point out its rags to riches stories. The ultimate question is how many of those rappers who come from the bottom are covered with even more filth because of what they had to sell to become wealthy.–New York Daily News