The RaceWire Beat: 09:07:06

By Jessica Valoris Sep 07, 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 U.S. Army: Torture Not OK…Anymore U.S. Army acknowledges torture tactics widely used and issues a ban on degrading treatment of prisoners. Cyber Segregation Many more white children use the Internet than do Hispanic and black students, a reminder that going online is hardly a way of life for everyone. Prison Fosters Mental Illness A nationwide survey of prisoners shows that mental health problems were strongly associated with violence and previous convictions. Blacks May Gain as UCLA Moves to Alter Admissions Amidst campus and community concern over dwindling numbers of African American students, UCLA is moving toward a major shift in its admissions process.