UN Asks Russian to Address Racism; Obama May Announce Running Mate Soon

By The News Aug 19, 2008

Obama’s VP Options Not a Change "Senator Barack Obama has all but settled on his choice for a running mate and set an elaborate rollout plan for his decision, beginning with an early morning alert to supporters, perhaps as soon as Wednesday morning, aides said." New York Times. English Language Students Left Behind "n a city where more than 170 languages are spoken and over a third of residents are foreign-born, scores of New York public school students struggle to learn English. These students are far less likely to complete high school than English speaking students. Gotham Gazette. UN: Russia Needs to Deal With Racism "A key United Nations rights body voiced alarm on Monday at mounting racial violence in Russia and called on Moscow to take firm action against ultra-nationalist and neo-Nazi groups and hate speech in the media." Reuters.