Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Black and Brown News in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• The New York Times published a story titled, “Bridging a Racial Rift That Isn’t Black and White,” the second installment in a series reporting on Hispanic life in the South. The latest story details relationships between Hispanics and Blacks in Willacoochie, Georgia. Click on the essay title above to read it all.
• The Christian Science Monitor reported about the crackdown on illegal immigrants in Stillmore, Georgia. Over 120 folks were arrested in September, and about 300 left on their own, leaving the area a virtual ghost town. “Hispanics came to Stillmore and opened up stores that had been closed for years, and now there’s a sadness in how they were treated,” said a priest who worked for a local Catholic ministry. Maybe they should head for Willacoochie.
• Bobby Brown better not head to Massachusetts, because a judge ordered that the singer be arrested over delinquent child-support payments. The judge saw no reason to give Brown a break based on his publicized problems with Whitney Houston. “Whether or not he’s going through a divorce doesn’t negate the fact that he still owes child support relative to his two children that he had prior to his marriage,” declared the judge. Hey, don’t be cruel.