What About Immigration Reform?

By Jessica Valoris Nov 13, 2006

The RaceWire Beat – 11.13.06 What About Immigration Reform? While Democratic victories might give hope to minimum wage and anti-war advocates, for immigrant rights activists, who marched by the tens of thousands this spring, much is left to be desired. Perspectives on the Atlantic Yards Development Through the Prism of Race It was not the first time race has bubbled up to the roiling, overheated surface of the Atlantic Yards debate, where charges of dishonesty and bad faith fly with abandon. Dignitaries Gather for King Memorial Groundbreaking The King Memorial is the first on the National Mall honoring a black American, and will occupy a spot midway between monuments to Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Is America too Racist for Barack? Too Sexist for Hillary? The two presumed leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are a woman and an African American. Their candidacies suggest that the next elections may play in ways that are more cultural and symbolic than tactical and political. Espanol, English Mingling in Md. Classroom Dual-language immersion improves skills for students of different cultures. Our Debt to Society The operation of the crime control industry continues to devastate lives of millions of Black families and the economic and social fabric of their communities. The RaceWire Beat is a digest of the day’s top news stories on race and politics collected by the staff at ColorLines magazine.