Georgia Voter Citizenship Check Found Discriminatory, and Other News

By The News Jun 02, 2009

Mexican Truckers Sue U.S. for $6 billion About 4,500 truckers are suing for compensation after the U.S. banned some Mexican trucks from importing goods into the U.S. The truckers say it violates regulations under NAFTA and is discriminatory against Mexico and its goods. LA Times Justice Department Rejects GA Voter Verification Program The department found Georgia’s citizenship check program is frequently inaccurate and discriminates against voters of color. AP The Color of Lacrosse According to the NCAA, the number of Black men playing Division I lacrosse has barely grown from 1.3 percent in 1999 to 1.8 percent in 2007. Finding a foothold in Ivy League and prep schools, lacrosse is not a sport open to many people of color. But in 2005, Kyle Harrison and John Walker made an inroad as the first Black players on the all-American lacrosse team. Record Online Silicon Valley Businesses Lose Workers of Color A recent study by the Anita Borg Institute found that current hiring and advancement practices have roughly 40 percent of their workers of color thinking about quitting and 51 percent of women of color with plans to leave within the next year. San Francisco Chronicle