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Diversity in Brief - May 24 Edition

May 24, 2012

Advocates fight for more protections for American Indian women, one in three of whom have experienced some form of sexual assault; report reveals more than 1.5 million minorities were missing from 2010 census; and more.

High Rates of Rape Among American Indian Women Renews Fight for Justice

Nearly one-third of American Indian women have been raped or experienced an attempted rape, a rate that is more than twice the national average, according to the Justice Department. Their plight is at the center of the hotly contested changes to the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, The New York Times reports.

 

A Senate version of the legislation gave authority to tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians suspected of sexually assaulting their Indian partners. The House version passed last Wednesday stripped away those provisions, citing fear of giving the tribal courts too much power, according to The Times.

Regardless of what compromises Congress ends up with, advocates for American Indian women say that more needs to be done to protect this vulnerable minority.

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New Super PAC Ad Questions Romney's Commitment to Latinos

A liberal super PAC has released a new ad in Arizona comparing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to county Sheriff Joe Arpaio and state Gov. Jan Brewer, two public figures who have been condemed in the Latino community. The goal for PAC+ is to boost minority turnout in key states, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Report: Census Count Not Perfect

More than 1.5 million minorities were not counted in the 2010 census, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. Those missed included black Americans, Hispanics, renters, and young men. Despite those omissions, the count was mostly accurate.

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Woman Dies After SUV Crashes Into Home; 3 Sentenced for Human Smuggling

Three men have been convicted on charges related to human smuggling, after an SUV crashed into a Texas house and killed a 70-year-old woman, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The wreck, which began with a traffic stop south of San Antonio, resulted in the discovery of a human smuggling scheme, ICE said. Three men were sentenced to between four to eight years each in federal prison for their roles in the plot.

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10-Year-Old Goes to College in Mexico

The youngest college student in Mexico is Dafne Almazan Anaya. She is studying psychology at the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey (Technology Institute of Monterrey), The Huffington Post reported on Wednesday.

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