Racist imagery that stereotypes Native Americans' speech, dress, and rituals has a long history in the United States. Recent conversations around blackface have many indigenous communities frustrated at the comparative lack of discussion about "redface."
For many, worship has always been about much more than the edifice in which it occurs. Today, a new locus of spiritual growth is emerging around alternative settings that redefine “church.”
Urban video journalists are pioneering a new form of newsgathering by focusing on the inner workings of gangs. Critics contend the videos glorify gang life, but their defenders say the videographers give voice to communities often neglected by traditional media.
In a move that suggests parallels with the recent Spike Lee movie "BlacKkKlansman," the new leader of a long-standing neo-Nazi, white supremacist group, James Hart Stern, is seeking to use his position to undermine the group's defense against a lawsuit.
Being the New York staff writer for any news organization could be an overwhelming job. With a population and an economy larger than many of the nations the Monitor covers, New York City is at the intersection of some of the biggest stories on the planet, from finance to culture to criminal justice. Throw a dart somewhere and you’ll hit a story target that will interest an editor and a reader somewhere. Which is why many of the big picture issues Harry Bruinius covers from his New York perch for the Monitor – morality, justice, and forgiveness – are so compelling. And why they universally connect with our readers. One in a series of monthly profiles of Monitor journalists.