Arab Headscarves Cause Controversy at Penn. School Two seniors at a Pittsburgh high school agreed to meet with administrators after they were told their kaffiyehs were disruptive in class. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. No Stimulus Money for Virginia Tribes Native American tribes will receive $3 billion dollars from Obama’s stimulus package, but Virginia’s tribes will not be receiving any money because they’re not federally recognized. Daily Press. Remittances Drop as U.S. Economy Worsens Mexican migrants working in the US are sending $1 billion dollars less this year than last year causing economic strife for their families and markets abroad. Journal Sentinel. Teaching Hospitals Dangerous for Black Patients A recent study found that doctors at teaching-intensive hospitals fail to rescue Black patients more than white patients. PR Newswire. Study Finds Racial Disparity in Youth Welfare Following national trends, North Carolina’s youth of color are fairing worse than white kids in the number of mortalities and incarcerations. News & Observer.
Crisis Hits More than the Economy
By The News Feb 19, 2009