Sharpton: It’s About Accountability not Race Michael Mineo, 24, claims to have been sexually assaulted by NYPD similar to the case of Abner Louima, a Haitian man sodomized by white cops. Al Sharpton visited the man in the hospital, and said that Mineo’s case is another example, like Louima’s and Sean Bell’s, where police have to be held accountable. Newsday. 40th Anniversary of Student Strike for Ethnic Studies In late 1968, a strike, led by students of color angered by their lack of representation on campus, marked the most violent chapter in the campus’ history, paving the way for student activism around racial issues across the nation. San Francisco Chronicle. Pennsylvania Democrats Can’t Afford to Vote Color Weighing their options, the predominantly white, working-class people in Pennsylvania are prioritizing the economy despite issues with Barack Obama’s race. New York Times. Jesse Jackson, Jr. May Replace Obama in Senate Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will have to choose between Jackson, Jr., who criticized his father for disparaging comments about Barack Obama, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky to replace Barack Obama if he is elected president. The Hill.
Pa White Dems Can’t Afford to Vote Color; Sharpton Adds Mineo to Cop Assaults
By The News Oct 27, 2008