The RaceWire Beat – 09.15.06

By Jessica Valoris Sep 15, 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. Black-White Immunization Gap Disappears A new federal report finds that racial gaps in U.S. childhood vaccination rates closed in 2005 for the first time in 10 years. Students Told to ‘Catch an Illegal Immigrant’ With a Gun Republicans try to distance themselves from a campaign that uses racist gimmicks and games to recruit college students. Caught in the Crossfire As border crackdown intensifies, an American Indian community is caught in the middle. Muslims Express Fury Over Pope’s Remarks Pope Benedict XVI catches heat after quoting a Christian Byzantine Emperor of the Crusades.