Racial Dynamics Revealed in Katrina Insurance Battles

By Jessica Valoris Oct 25, 2006

The RaceWire Beat – 10.25.06 Racial Dynamics Revealed in Katrina Insurance Battles Louisiana residents living in white neighborhoods have been three times as likely as those in black neighborhoods to seek and get help from the state agency in their disputes with insurers. LAPD Still Lags in Promoting Minorities and Women The Los Angeles Police Department is not meeting its goals in increasing ethnic diversity in promotions. People of Color Are Losing Their Voice on the Airwaves There are few people of color and women deciding what the major stations air, further marginalizing these populations as narrow, negative stereotypes. Studies Look For Reasons Behind Racial Disparities in Health Care While persistent racial disparities in health care are well documented, the causes remain the focus of research and debate. The RaceWire Beat is a digest of the day’s top news stories on race and politics collected by the staff at ColorLines magazine.