Posts tagged "prejudice"

Two Sides to Prejudice?

Last Wednesday the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a weeks-old video of an incident that took place outside a fundraiser held in Yorba Linda, California.  Muslim families who gathered to raise money for the poor, including a women's shelter, were harassed and taunted by protesters.  The graphic and hate-filled nature of the protesters'...

Anti-anti-anti-Catholicism

An exceptionally poor Associated Press report last week paired the news of a Catholic priest’s arrest in Ohio for growing pot with that of a priest in Iowa, sentenced to a year for kiddie porn. This is the grossest kind of religion reporting, and lends credence to the claim that anti-Catholicism is the new anti-Semitism, acceptable in polite company...

Guinea Pigs

Brian Larkin, an anthropologist at Barnard College and a member of the Center for Religion and Media, writes The Revealer with this disturbing deconstruction of an NPR report by Joanne Silberner: “The substance of the report is that we are nearing the possibility of polio eradication, with its presence limited to six countries where it remains endemic. The only country they discuss...