The RaceWire Beat – 09.26.06

By Jessica Valoris Sep 26, 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. Guantanamo’s Ramadan Tensions and religious teaching mix at prison, as a court challenge calls for Muslim chaplains. Black Colleges Struggle to Keep Students Historically Black Colleges face increasing competition from predominantly white schools that are trying to become more diverse. Abuse against Taxi Drivers on the Rise UCLA study finds that while taxi drivers are in one of the most dangerous jobs, they have neither health insurance nor workers’ compensation coverage. Leading Muslim Scholar Is Denied U.S. Travel Visa Oxford University professor barred from the U.S. because of his charitable donations. Bye Bye ‘Boondocks’ Syndicate says it is unclear and unlikely that Boondocks will return to daily newspapers.