Race & Ethnicity

Hate crime deaths reach all-time high, despite chronic underreporting

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 18, 2020

(RNS) — Three things the Biden-Harris administration can do to help address the pandemic of hate in our country.

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Exit polls show few changes in the religious vote

By Yonat Shimron — November 5, 2020

(RNS) — Support for President Donald Trump among white evangelicals remained constant. Catholics split their vote. And non-Christians voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden.

Black churchgoers pine for racial progress amid white resistance

By Yonat Shimron — October 30, 2020

(RNS) — For many Black Americans, life in predominantly white and conservative regions can be isolating and lonely.

Muslims in Michigan, a key vote in a must-win state, on track for record turnout

By Weam Namou — October 22, 2020

(RNS) — Muslim areas around greater Detroit could be a key factor in who will be president in January.

Poll: Muslim American support for Trump rises, but most plan to vote for Biden

By Yonat Shimron — October 1, 2020

(RNS) — Muslims appeared to be the religious group least likely to support Trump in 2020, according to a new poll that also shows voter registration among Muslims lagging other religious groups.

Kamala Harris is more than her gender and race. She is also the future of American religion.

By Yonat Shimron — August 12, 2020

(RNS) — ‘The Biden-Harris ticket looks a lot more like America’s future,’ said one demographer, ‘and the Trump-Pence ticket looks a lot more like America’s past.’

Khyati Y. Joshi argues equal religious freedom in America is an optical illusion

By Yonat Shimron — July 16, 2020

(RNS) — In her new book, she argues Christianity, especially of the white Protestant variety, undergirds the nation’s institutions and practices and establishes a normative baseline from which all other faiths are seen as abnormal.

NFL’s ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ plan will profane ‘Black national anthem’

By Cheryl Townsend Gilkes — July 8, 2020

(RNS) — African Americans’ most sacred hymn shouldn’t be desecrated to support the NFL’s attempts to apologize for its misunderstanding of players’ protests against racism.

‘More than individual sin’ — Black pastors urge evangelicals to admit systemic racism

By Yonat Shimron — July 2, 2020

(RNS) — While liberal Christians have embraced the idea of social or collective sin, especially when it comes to racism, white evangelicals have typically resisted such notions as unbiblical. A Black Southern Baptist pastor is now calling them out on it.

The fire this time

By Anthea Butler — June 11, 2020

I’m done believing that religion will help Black people get justice in America. It isn’t. Black men and women are still dead.

‘He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for Floyd

By Nomaan Merchant, Juan Lozano, Adam Geller — June 10, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd was fondly remembered as “Big Floyd” at a Tuesday funeral in Houston with over 500 attendees.

Activists call for justice, equal remembrance of Breonna Taylor on her 27th birthday

By Kathryn Post — June 5, 2020

(RNS) — On what would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday, theologians and activists lament the insufficient response to her March murder; some see it as a symptom of the systemic devaluing of Black women.

Peaceful church protest in Brooklyn brings disruption, blessing and a call for change

By Roxanne Stone — June 3, 2020

NEW YORK (RNS) — Demonstrators at a church-led peaceful march in Brooklyn prayed for their city and protested for lasting change in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

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