Friday, June 27, 2008

The Daily Buzz for June 27, 2008

"$2.3 Million Settlement in Fresno May Boost Rights of Homeless"
The Sacramento Bee

People who live on the street with nowhere to stash their belongings have won what is believed to be the largest settlement of its kind, a $2.3 million victory that may give the homeless stronger rights statewide, their advocates say.

"Appalled by Attack, Town Renews Anti-Hate Mission"
The Boston Globe

A June 12 attack by white youths on a young black man has prompted Marshfield to revive its dormant No Place for Hate campaign - and take a hard look at the issue of racism in the predominantly white town.

"Gentrification Divides Echo Park Community in Los Angeles"
Los Angeles Times

In the span of three hours Tuesday night, the 21 men and women who form the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council found the time to accuse one another, loudly and publicly, of "whining" and "bullying," of racism and reverse racism, of violating the separation of church and state, and of cultural insensitivity.

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