Will School Integration Be Axed?

By Jessica Valoris Dec 04, 2006

The RaceWire Beat – 12.04.06 Will School Integration Be Axed? Today the Supreme Court will hear cases on school integration involving districts in Seattle, Wash. and Louisville, Ky. The decision, which will not be issued until next year, will have a profound impact on diversity in our nation’s public schools. Breyer Says Justices Must Protect Minorities’ Rights Justice Stephen G. Breyer says the Supreme Court must promote the political rights of minorities and look beyond the Constitution’s text when necessary to ensure that "no one gets too powerful." Fatal Shootings by Police: Hard to Investigate, Even Harder to Prosecute With Sean Bell now eulogized and buried, the emotions surrounding his death are swirling around the investigation into whether police officers committed a crime when they fired 50 bullets into Mr. Bell’s car. Immigrants Face Mental Health Stigma Reports suggest that recent Hispanic and Asian immigrants had a lower incidence of mental disorders than Americans but accessed help far less often. The RaceWire Beat is a digest of the day’s top news stories on race and politics collected by the staff at ColorLines magazine.