Prisons Profit From Detainees; Ground-breaking Boston Mayoral Race; Abe Lincoln Racial Reality Check; Underrespresentation for Communities of Color in Atlanta

By The News Feb 09, 2009

Immigration Detention Is Booming Business Massachusetts prisons are capitalizing on millions of federal dollars spent on incarcerating immigrants awaiting deportation. Nationwide, the number of immigrant detainees has nearly quadrupled in the past decade and federal spending is on the rise while reports of abuses continue. Boston Globe. Mayoral Race in Boston Could Elect First Asian-American Leader Boston could elect its first Asian-American Mayor and first non-white politician to the city’s highest executive position. Boston Globe. The Legend of Lincoln, Exposed Abraham Lincoln’s mythological status in American History is getting a racial reality check on a new PBS program, "Looking for Lincoln." News-Leader. Diversity In Atlanta Does Not Mean Diversity In Its Politics Atlanta’s Cobb County has failed to adequately represent people of color, now at 37 percent of its population, on any of its existing boards and commissions. Atlanta Journal-Constitution.