Latin America takes on race;

By The News Jun 18, 2007

Latin American governments move against long-entrenched racism. Global (racism) re-visited. Until recently, Latin American leaders treated racism as if it were someone else’s problem. South American presidents in 2000 even issued a statement condemning its resurgence in “other parts of the world.” If Afro-Latin Americans were poorer and less educated than whites, and underrepresented in government or corporations, the thinking went, it was a problem of class, not skin color. –Miami Herald Native American tribes speak out about climate change. Tribes? Native American leaders are speaking out more forcefully about the danger of climate change. Members of six tribes recently gathered near the Baker River in New Hampshire’s White Mountains for a sacred ceremony honoring "Earth Mother." Talking Hawk, a Mohawk Indian who asked to be identified by his Indian name, pointed to the river’s tea-colored water as proof that the overwhelming amount of pollution humans have produced has caused changes around the globe. "It’s August color. It’s not normal," he said. –AP ABC apologizes for video mix-up. Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was shown as being man suing dry cleanerDon’t even have to say it. ABC News has apologized for mistakenly running a picture of former Washington Mayor Marion Barry when it was promoting a "World News" story about a man suing a dry cleaner for $54 million for losing his pants. Both Roy L. Pearson, who filed the lawsuit, and Barry are black. Barry’s picture ran for East Coast feeds Tuesday when Pearson’s story was "teased" at the beginning of tnews. It was corrected for later editions, spokeswoman Natalie Raabe said. –AP