Posts tagged "religion and race"

Gods of San Francisco

“Like pouring dirty water on the Vatican.” The New York Times’ Randal C. Archibold reports on the lawsuit brought by 13 Native American tribes in the Flagstaff, Arizona area, over the proposal of a ski resort located on the San Francisco Peaks — mountains within ancestral boundaries which the tribes regard as “virtual living deities”...

Archbishop of York

Dr. John Sentamu, the new Archbishop of York, the second-highest official in the Church of England, and the Church’s first black Archbishop, announced his receipt of racist threat letters, some smeared with feces, after his election earlier this year.

Aryan Jihad and the Elephant in America’s Living Room

A holy war is a holy war is a holy war? By Meera Subramanian Here’s a riddle for you: How can a small neo-Nazi march, organized to draw attention to the alleged persecution of white people by black people, and a counter-demonstration of approximately 600 blacks, take place in Ohio and not spur a single...

Light For the Dark City?

“This is indeed a dark city and we’re bringing the light. You know wherever soldiers go, there goes the word of God.” By Elizabeth Rich Discussion of the National Guard’s clean-up and marshalling of law in New Orleans has included stories both uplifting and maddening: their late arrival on the scene, but also their subsequent...

Katrina Coverage Brown-Out

White “finds.” Black “loots.” Brown hides beneath church pews. Too bad the press isn’t looking. By Marissa Kantor Mainstream media and most liberal-minded Americans are blaming the Bush administration’s failure to manage Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on racism, that word that has been itching under our skin for decades. The focus is on “racism,”...

As Sheep Without a Shepherd

CNN has presented the boldest critique yet of the New Orleans rescue effort, a five minute interview with a calm, articulate man trapped in the Superdome, who calls what’s happening now “Modern Day Genocide.”. The rest of the mainstream press is stepping timidly toward similiar analyses, even as they adopt a tone familiar from decades...

The Valuable Value of Values

A fine example of the uncritical approach the mainstream press takes to most religion stories can be found in today’s Denver Post, in a report on a Christian academy that’s been forced to look for a new home by its parent church. The issue seems to be one primarily of finances, and of local interest...

God and Politics in the Press

The battle for votes and souls passes its final Christian sabbath today with Kerry at a “predominantly black church” in Ohio and Bush at a Catholic church in Miami — the racial composition of which The Washington Post does not note. WaPo also tells us that Kerry quoted scripture — but not which scripture. New York Times reports that some evangelical...

11 July 2004 Daily Links

An American pope? Conservative pundit Charlotte Allen takes a new tack in the debate over how much religion politicians should put on display: “Although the Constitution explicitly requires separation of church and state, most Americans don’t mind — indeed many demand — that their president not only honor religious faith, an American hallmark, but function in some...