Texas Missing Diversity Mark, and other news

By The News Aug 01, 2009

Texas Schools Lag in Diversity Goals A staff report approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board revealed that Latino enrollment in Texas colleges and universities needs to double in the next six years for the state to meet its educational goals. By 2015, Texas hopes Latinos students reach an enrollment of 5.7 percent in its colleges and universities. Workers Claim Discrimination at Waste Plant In Philadelphia, Black workers at a waste transfer plant are filing a case of racial discrimination against their supervisor, citing numerous incidents of segregation and harassment, such as a bathroom reserved only for the use of white employees. Racial Messages Found on Black Legislative Caucus Office Racial graffiti was discovered on the walls of the Springfield office of Illinois Black Legislative Caucus. The incident is listed as a criminal defacement and hate crime and is currently under further investigation.