Racism Behind Black Barbershop Raids, and Other News

By The News Apr 10, 2009

ACLU Alleges Racism Behind Black Barbershop Raids The ACLU of Southern California has filed a lawsuit against the city of Moreno Valley and its police force for conducting allegedly unwarranted, racially motivated searches on Black-owned barbershops. Black Voice News Jump in Latino Citizenship in 2008 Tied to Election Urgency According to the NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials), Latinos comprised nearly half of new citizens in the U.S. last year. The organization believes that supporting President Obama was a key reason for Latinos applying for citizenship and thus gaining the right to vote. LA Times Black LGBT Community Feels Slighted with AIDS Campaign Despite the launch of a White House campaign to address AIDS and HIV infection in the U.S., some representatives of AIDS and LGBT advocacy groups have their reservations. Some believe that none of these groups effectively represent the needs and views of the gay Black community. Washington Blade ‘Tracking’ Derails Equal Education A columnist tackles the ‘tracking’ approach in high school education, exploring how grouping youth based on socioeconomic levels gears many Black and Latino kids into paths of lower academic achievement. State Hornet.