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Race & Ethnicity

How Black people and Jews are bound together in ‘great replacement’ theory

By Yonat Shimron — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Dozens of pages of the Buffalo shooter's manifesto are devoted first to Blacks and then to Jews, replete with photos, drawings, graphs and caricatures.
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Study: Black Catholics in US are a tiny minority increasingly drawing on immigrants

By Yonat Shimron — March 15, 2022
(RNS) — Only 68% of Black Catholics are U.S.-born. The rest are from Africa, the Caribbean or South America.

Report: White supremacist propaganda fell slightly; antisemitic disinformation grew

By Yonat Shimron — March 3, 2022
(RNS) — The report from the Anti-Defamation League concluded that 2021 propaganda campaigns remained historically high.

Princeton University scraps exhibit of Jewish American artists with Confederate ties

By Yonat Shimron — February 10, 2022
(RNS) — The exhibit was intended to showcase the little-known contributions of Jewish American artists in the period after the Civil War. The university, in the midst of reassessing its legacy, balked.

Tennessee school board bans acclaimed Holocaust graphic novel, ‘Maus’

By Yonat Shimron — January 27, 2022
(RNS) — The move comes as school boards in politically conservative districts across the nation are reexamining their curriculums.

The Unite the Right rally changed her life. She now wants to defeat white nationalism.

By Yonat Shimron — November 26, 2021
(RNS) — Since that searing summer day four years ago, Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin has devoted herself to better understanding what happened and working to make sure it never happens again.

Portland’s season of unrest rekindled after Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

By Grant Stringer — November 24, 2021
(RNS) — This time, national and local faith leaders have organized largely peaceful protests.

Black pastors rally outside trial over Arbery’s killing

By Jeffrey Collins — November 19, 2021
Many carried signs reading, “Black pastors matter,” and some wore buttons with Ahmaud Arbery’s picture and the hashtag they were using for the case, “#JusticeForAhmaud.”

Why Black artists are essential freedom fighters

By Andre Henry — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Art is more than just a companion for activism.

Study: Most white evangelicals don’t want to live in a religiously diverse country

By Yonat Shimron — November 1, 2021
(RNS) — The new American Values Survey from PRRI also shows that 60% of white evangelicals believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen. No other religious group comes close.

Poll: Most Americans support church-state separation; Christian nationalists differ

By Yonat Shimron — October 28, 2021
(RNS) — Americans also support some intermingling of church and state. Three in 10 said public school teachers should be allowed to lead students in Christian prayers, and 4 in 10 said it’s OK to put up Christian symbols in the public square.

Survey: One-third of Jewish college students have experienced antisemitism

By Yonat Shimron — October 26, 2021
(RNS) — A surge of hostile sentiment has been directed against Jewish students in recent years, mostly a byproduct of animosity toward Israel’s policies with respect to Palestinians.

Cornerstone University votes no-confidence in president the day before inauguration

By Kathryn Post — October 22, 2021
(RNS) — President Gerson Moreno-Riaño has allegedly opposed diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and created a culture of fear and suspicion.
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