YANGON (Reuters) Myanmar’s Committee for the Protection of Race and Religion has pushed through four laws that critics say effectively legalize discrimination against women and the country’s minority Muslims ahead of the country’s first free vote in 25 years.
Articles tagged “racism”
ST. LOUIS – Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops kicked off their annual spring assembly by denouncing racism as an “evil.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Eight former teachers described school buses segregated by gender, classroom racism and textbooks with pages on evolution, fossil fuels and sexual reproduction ripped out.
NEW YORK (RNS) In an evocative homily in St. Patrick’s Cathedral the day after two NYPD officers were shot dead, Cardinal Timothy Dolan spoke powerfully of his own anguish and his “worry about a city tempted to tension and division.”
(RNS) Racism is not about racists. It is about power that is directed against marginalized groups to keep them marginalized.
(RNS) “While we are yet flawed by those among us who hold to racial bigotry and intolerance, they no longer define us as a nation or a people!” United Methodist Bishop Woodie White wrote in his 2014 letter to Martin Luther King.
(RNS) The new statement says the LDS Church “disavows the theories advanced in the past … [and that ] church leaders today unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form.”
(RNS) Imagine that Joe Lieberman had been elected president. And that in a moment of crisis, he felt compelled to explain that some American Jewish support for Israel is partly explained by the Jewish cultural memory of the Holocaust. Would he be accused of whatever the Jewish equivalent of “race-baiting” might be?
(RNS) Part of the problem lies with with the lunatic — and, I would argue, racist — manner in which the Florida legislature has defined self-defense. You can start a fight for any reason, and if you begin to lose the altercation, and feel you are about to suffer grave body harm, you can kill the other person with totally immunity.