Read about the ugly plight of an immigrant couple and their CT bakery

I wrote this for Mother Courant. I’ve been eating at this bakery for a year or so now, and one day, when I wasn’t there, the couple told just part of this story to my husband who, of course, came home to tell it to me. And here is where I reveal my utter whiteness: …

Just because he’s a Muslim…

Imam Khalid Latif reflects on Ramadan, which continues until Aug. 19. He writes: Just because I am a Muslim, does not mean I am a threat. Just because I am Muslim, doesn’t justify me being treated differently from anyone else. People every day are facing this reality because of their skin color, country of origin, …

About that stop and frisk thing…

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently visited a black church in Brooklyn to tell members there that his city police’s stop-and-frisk tactics are here to stay. Are there any law enforcement people out there who’d like to weigh in? The concern is that “stop-and-frisk” is just a kinder, gentler way to stay “racial profiling.” But …