The In America blog began in November 2011, focusing on the untold, the nuanced and diverse stories of identity. We are proud and grateful that the blog quickly became a trusted place for news and insights about race, ethnicity, gender and culture.
We did it by covering the demographic changes happening right before our eyes, the ‘gayest’ U.S. city, the social media firestorm over Olympian Gabby Douglas' hair and more.
Now, our award-winning blog is expanding its coverage and audience beyond the confines of this space.
While we are archiving the blog, we will continue to focus on identity as a beat. Look for topical stories that delve into the people, places and perspectives that define us in the Living section, and throughout CNN.com.
We welcome your comments on our website, Facebook and Twitter, so keep the conversation going. We’ll be listening to what you have to say.
All the very best,
Alicia W. Stewart
Editor, In America
I find all the racial discussions interesting but limited. When an American boy of Mexican heritage sang the nationa anthem at the Spurs/ Heat game the hate was all over the internet and was primarily from the Black community and that was ignored by the media and black leaders. Racism in the black community is rampant and ignored by the politically correct. Until the black community and black politicians deal with racism in their own community and give up the governments owes me mntality, unemployment and crime will continue. Speak out against all racism
No one more racist than white men. (Not that all white men are racist). But white American culture is the most racist in the world.
It is very informative. It is a pleasure reading it.
I am pretty busy and rarely keep up with the news. Someone posted a link to an article about an 11 year-old, autistic girl and the abuse she suffered at the hands of the Oregon police. It seems to me that there are an alarming number of these cases being reported around the country. But what was even most surprising was that I did not get any hits from the major news sources in the top results. With the ever-increasing number of ADHD and autistic kids out there, it seems like this should be something we are all talking about.
This would be a great blog if the editor didn't try to control everyone by deleting comments for political reasons.
What defines you? Maybe it’s the shade of your skin, the place you grew up, the accent in your words, the make up of your family, the gender you were born with, the intimate relationships you chose to have or your generation? As the American identity changes we will be there to report it. In America is a venue for creative and timely sharing of news that explores who we are. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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