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October 30th, 2014
Written by Luis Alonso Lugo in Common Ties That Bind, Race Relations with 0 Comments
In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, poses in the Senate Chambers at the Capitol in Sacramento. Torres, a first-time candidate for Congress, tells voters there is no more critical time to vote than now _ even as she accepts that “great disillusion” might prompt many Hispanic voters to sit this non-presidential midterm election out.
Hispanics are being urged to vote in the November Mid-Term elections next week to send a clear message to Washington that this large minority group cannot be ignored. First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there is no more critical time to vote than now, even as she acknowledges "great disillusion" may cause many Hispanics to sit out...
October 29th, 2014
The Justice Department is investigating the practices of the police department following the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown. That investigation focuses on alleged patterns of racial discrimination by the overwhelmingly white police department.
Does the Ferguson, Missouri police department need major changes because of the death of an unarmed black teen and the subsequent handling of the incident by law enforcement, the continued unrest in the community and lingering doubt about whether the real facts will ever be known or justice ever served? Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for "wholesale...
October 29th, 2014
School leaders have struggled ever since to improve both the image and the reality of a place once seen as a bastion of segregation. The latest initiative is a diversity plan Chancellor Dan Jones is rolling out this year, addressing symbols and substance to make the campus more inclusive.
Ole Miss is facing its history of segregation as it works to embrace and increase racial diversity. This renewed focus on changing its racist image comes as Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university. The Rebels haven't played this well since 1962, which happens to be the same year troops stood up to mob...
October 24th, 2014
Written by Don Thompson in Discrimination Cases, Race Relations with 0 Comments
In this 2013 file photo, inmates work out in the exercise yard of Housing Unit B at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif. California prison officials on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, agreed to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.
California will have to stop segregating prisoners by race based on a court settlement. Prison officials will have to balance safety concerns with the need to avoid racial stereotypes after the state agreed to end a long-standing policy that had been challenged in court and deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Department of Justice. Under a court settlement made public Wednesday night, the state...
October 24th, 2014
In this Oct. 20, 2104 file photo, President Barack Obama votes early for the midterm election at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago. President Barack Obama is hitting the black radio airwaves to plead for midterm votes.
Blacks turning out to vote in the November elections will be critical in determining the outcomes in many races, especially the heavily contested ones in the U. S. Senate and Congress, and President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, It is a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person....

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