Report Rebuffs “Model Minority” Stereotype; Winehouse Apologizes

By Jonathan Adams Jun 10, 2008

Report Refutes "Model Minority" Stereotype A report by New York University, the College Board and a commission of mostly Asian-American educators and community leaders says that Asian-Americans’ reputation for academic success has obscured important variations within the group — and created a false sense that all their education needs are being met. New York Times. Muslim Leaders Unhappy With "Homegrown Terrorism" Report Leading Muslim-American and Arab-American advocacy groups issued a joint letter expressing strong reservations about a recently released Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee report on "homegrown terrorism" that concludes that the threat posed by violent extremists now comes more and more from inside America’s borders. InFocus News. Doctors Miss Cultural Needs, Study Says When Black and white patients were seen by the same doctor, a new study suggests, the difference in care was the systemic failure to tailor treatments to patients’ cultural norms. New York Times. Spain Takes a Different Approach to Immigration "With little domestic opposition, Spain legalized nearly 600,000 of the African, Latin American and eastern European workers who helped power its economy and brought this once insular land the strengths and strains of diversity." New York Times. Amy Winhouse Apologizes For Racist Remarks "Britain’s Daily Mail reported today singer Amy Winehouse, 24, apologized for leaked footage of the Grammy Award winner singing an old children’s song with racial commentary and her husband Blake Fielder-Civil filming it."