The RaceWire Beat – 10.04.06

By Jessica Valoris Oct 04, 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. ‘Living While Black’ Hazardous, Experts Say In a new study, two researchers from Penn State Harrisburg looked at the quality of life for Blacks in the U.S. South-Central L.A. Hospital in Critical Condition Founded after ’65 Watts Riots, King/Drew Medical Center is likely to cut services after failing inspection. Border Security: Job Market Leave Farms Short of Workers Growers frustrated by delay in agriculture ‘egislation. U.S. Ruling Could Eliminate Union Eligibility for Millions A federal labor agency makes a ruling that could keep millions of skilled employees from joining unions and accelerates a decades-long decline in union membership.