Why do racists hate ethnic and religious clothing?
(RNS) — Seeing someone dressed in unfamiliar attire, like a Punjabi kurta pajama, may cause confusion or raise an eyebrow. It should not be a cause for hate.
FBI’s new hate crime report captures an America changed by hate
(RNS) — The official statistics reflect a climate of growing hate that is emboldened and indeed enacted by those at the top.
Enlisting SpongeBob and ‘Game of Thrones’ to counter anti-Sikh prejudice
(RNS) — ‘I’m obsessed with Star Wars,’ says a turbaned man who appears in one of the videos that are part of the ‘We Are Sikhs’ media campaign.
‘The most fantastic association of men imaginable’
What is activating and inflaming white supremacists right now?
Jews rally to support burned Florida mosque, $18 at a time
(RNS) How do donations of $36, $72, $90 combat hate?
Police investigate threats against Muslim activist as she takes national platform
(RNS) Linda Sarsour, who helped raise more than $80,000 for the repair of a vandalized Jewish cemetery, received online threats.
Muslim Americans are building an infrastructure to protect themselves
(RNS) We will rely on all Americans who believe in equality and freedom to stand with us.
The cost of hate vs. the healing of authentic dealings
Three week-end stories about mass murders help frame crisis issues. The first recalls the murders of nine blacks in and during church in Charleston, South Carolina, exactly one year ago by a white supremacist. (New York Times, June 16). The same paper, the same day, front page, dealt with “Young New York Muslims, Robbed of […]
India’s debate: Can Hinduism and homosexuality coexist?
(RNS) As India grapples with gay rights, theologians and historians often disagree on whether homosexuality is compatible with Hinduism.
Slain S.C. pastor Clementa Pinckney was ‘a giant, a legend’
Slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41, of South Carolina was “a moral compass,” said one colleague.
Is the Charleston shooting a hate crime, terrorism, or just murder?
Terrorism and hate crimes aren’t different because of the scale of the violence. It’s a difference in motive and purpose.