The RaceWire Beat: 09:06:06

By Jessica Valoris Sep 06, 2006

The RaceWire Beat is a digest of the day’s top news stories on race and politics collected by the staff at ColorLines magazine. The Beat: 09:06:06 In the Streets but not the Ballot Box? The millions of people who showed during the immigrant rights marches have not shown up at the polls. Mexico: The Results Are In and the Progressive Candidate is Out Felipe Calderón, a conservative from President Vicente Fox’s party, was declared Mexico’s next president on Tuesday by the nation’s highest electoral court, officially ending a bitterly contested election that has polarized the country. Affirmative Action Update White House sides with white parents opposing race-based admissions policies in public schools. Still Fighting the "Stars and Bars" Students at Louisiana State University change their tactics in addressing the use of the confederate flag in school sporting events.