Racial beating case in court; Presidential candidates posture on race

By The News Jun 29, 2007

Trial begins for pair in beating of African American student. Trial began Thursday for two reputed Latino gang members who prosecutors allege attacked the first African-American person they saw after a relative was beaten by "black gangsters." –LA Daily News. Democratic Debate at Howard U. Laughs and lite race talk. Against the backdrop of today’s Supreme Court decision on the use of race in integrating schools, Senator Hillary Clinton responded to a question about whether “the color line” still exists in America, and captured both the spirit and the contradiction of this evening’s debate. “You can look at this stage and see an African American, a Latino, a woman contesting for the presidency of the United States,” she said. “But there is so much left to be done.” –NYTimes –Read this funny, informative debate run-down at reappropriate. Racism makes us sick, doctors say. A study. The daily discrimination that American Indians and Alaskan Natives experience leads to increased risks of HIV exposure, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, and anxiety, according to Dr. Walters. –The Daily Tar Heel Tribal arrests at US reservation. Short piece. Long enough to enforce stereotypes. Tribal police in South Dakota have arrested three Native Americans who set up a roadblock to keep alcohol out of an Indian reservation.–BBC Black teen convicted in beating of white student. Sentencing waits until July 31. A black teenager who once faced attempted murder and conspiracy charges in the beating of a white schoolmate amid growing racial tension at their high school was convicted Thursday on lesser, but still serious, felony charges.–MSNBC Liar!Keith Boykin catches SC Justice Clarence Thomas in a lie. After 16 years on the bench, Thomas’s conservative, anti-black jurisprudence may not be a surprise to anyone who has watched him. But if you go back in history, you’ll see that Thomas clearly lied to the U.S. Senate when he was asked about integration during his confirmation hearings. Back then, he said he would follow existing precedent in dealing with integration cases and had no "agenda" to overturn the law. Yesterday, however, Clarence Thomas voted with a 5-4 majority to upset decades of existing racial integration precedent.–KeithBoykin.com