Houston Mayor Calls for Taser Study

By Jessica Valoris Nov 30, 2006

The RaceWire Beat – 11.30.06 Houston Mayor Calls for Taser Study Activists have been calling for a study or moratorium on Taser use. They argue that Blacks are a disproportionate target of the devices, which use jolts of electricity to subdue combative suspects. Chapter Sean Bell: Remembering Police Brutality ‘Police brutality is the most unfair, all-encompassing, active use of fear. It’s time for real accountability and change.’ Dartmouth President Apology to Native Americans ‘Long Overdue’ The president of Dartmouth College has apologized for a string of incidents this fall that many Native American students viewed as racist. New Home and Issues for Civil Rights Project One of the nation’s most prominent research efforts focused on race and society, the Civil Rights Project, is moving from Harvard University to the University of California, Los Angeles. More Muslims Gaining Political Ground Although Maryland delegate-elect doesn’t trumpet faith, his win signals new surge. Love Unites Them, La Migra Separates Them One group left out of the immigration debate is the thousands of American citizens who marry undocumented immigrants, and watch as their families are separated by U.S. immigration policies. Study Finds That Whites Get Majority of Acting Jobs Minorities left out of 80% of casting in Hollywood. The RaceWire Beat is a digest of the day’s top news stories on race and politics collected by the staff at ColorLines magazine.