The RaceWire Beat – 09.25.06

By Jessica Valoris Sep 25, 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. Taking Latinos from the Streets to the Polls U.S.-born Latinos who took to the streets are hoping to become a potent political force in this year’s midterm elections and beyond. Teachers Miss Days; Poor Kids Miss Out Analysis shows that educators at some struggling schools take the most time off. Yo Quiero MTV! MTV launches bilingual music channel. Blacks Take Education Into Their Own Hands Once dominated by whites, home-schooling appeals to more African Americans