Who Is Paying to End Affirmative Action?

By Jessica Valoris Oct 30, 2006

The RaceWire Beat – 10.30.06 Who Is Paying to End Affirmative Action? The anti-affirmative-action movement gains momentum through support from deep-pocketed conservatives and campaigns duplicitously framed in the name of civil rights. Ethnic Media on the Rise Immigrant-focused news outlets find growing audience and funding obstacles. A Study Links Trucks’ Exhaust to Bronx Schoolchildren’s Asthma An N.Y.U. study finds that students in the South Bronx were exposed to high levels of air pollutants in their neighborhoods and were twice as likely to attend a school near a highway, as were children in other parts of the city. A Call To Increase Black Enrollment at UCLA The reaction was disbelief when the African American community learned that this year’s freshman class at UCLA included only 96 blacks. The RaceWire Beat is a digest of the day’s top news stories on race and politics collected by the staff at ColorLines magazine.