ICE Builds More Family Detention Centers; NAACP Names Youngest President in History

By The News May 19, 2008

NAACP Names Youngest President Ever The NAACP has chosen Ben Jealous, 35 as its youngest president in the civil rights organization’s 99-year history. CNN. Violence Against Immigrants in South Africa With rising food costs and unemployment, immigrants in South Africa, many of whom are Zimbabwean, have become the scapegoats for the economic crisis and victims to violence in the country’s major cities. New York Times. California Justices Moved by Interracial Marriage Precedent When the California Supreme Court overturned the ban on same-sex marriages last week, the chief justice cited the 1948 decision in Perez v. Sharp that struck down a state ban on interracial marriage as a reason for the decision. Many hope that, like Perez, this decision is an "early blow for equality." New York Times. ICE Builds More Detention Centers Even after the horrible conditions at the Hutto facility were revealed, the federal government is accepting bids for up to three new family detention centers that would house as many as 600 families. ICE sees the detention centers as a deterrent for immigrating families, and say that holding children "has has the desired impact." Los Angeles Times.