The RaceWire Beat – 09.14.06

By Jessica Valoris Sep 14, 2006

The RaceWire Beat is a digest of the day’s top news stories on race and politics collected by the staff at ColorLines High-School Dropouts Face Steeper Costs in U.S. Dropping out of high school has its costs around the globe, but nowhere steeper than in the United States. Wal-Mart v. Minimum Wage Mayor of Chicago vetoes minimum wage bill for a Wal-mart, bringing attention to the complications of race and economic development. Schools Get Extensions on Grading Feds offer states flexibility in testing limited-English students UN Assembly’s first Muslim woman leader vows reform The U.N. General Assembly’s first Muslim woman president is determined to make reforms in U.N. policy as it addresses women’s rights and poverty.