New Orleans Demographic Shift Shows in Vote; Giuliani Hopes to Secure Border in 3 Years

By The News Nov 20, 2007

Whites Take Majority On New Orleans Council For the first time in 20 years, New Orleans City Council voted in a white majority. This shift indicates the clear and significant demographic impact of Hurricane Katrina on the black population of the city, with many having moved on. NY Times Hate Crimes Up By 8 Percent Nationwide police reports have shown that for the 2006 year, there were 7,722 criminal incidents targeting victims or property as a result of discrimination of race and/or sex. This was up 7.8 percent from the 7,163 incidents reported in 2005. MSNBC LAPD Scraps Plan To Map Muslims After a huge outcry from the Muslim community and civil rights advocates alike, the LAPD’s plan to map out Muslim areas of the city in the interests of security, was abandoned. Giuliani Discusses Border Fence On a recent visit to U.S/Mexico border in Texas, Republican Presidential candidate, Giuliani, states hopes to fully secure the border in a 3 year period. He also suggested plans to create a tamperproof identification card to be used by those wanting to come into the United States for "good reasons, for lawful reasons, either to visit or to study or to work." International Herald Tribune AT&T Contributes $200,000 To Aid Enrollment Of Minority Students At U.C Berkeley The fund will be used to bring high-achieving minority high school and community college students to the University of California, Berkeley for a three-day residential college experience. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of minority students at the university. CNN Money