Posted by Washington Post on Tuesday, November 28, 2018 03:30:23In the latest of a string of negative headlines from the New York Times, the paper published an article titled “Proud of India.”
The article was penned by “Indian-American writer and broadcaster” Aisha Muhajir, who identifies as a Hindu.
In it, Muhagir describes herself as a “proud Hindu” and explains that she has always felt a connection to the country and its culture.
She describes her journey to becoming a “Puerto Rican” and “Indian American” and why she believes it was worth the effort.
In the article, Muthajir wrote:I’ve been born in India, raised in Puerto Rico, and come from an Indian family, but I’ve always felt an attachment to my home country.
I am proud of my Indian heritage, and the role it has played in my life and the work I do.
I feel I’ve had a personal connection to India that I never would have imagined.
The Times story comes just days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulted in the death of one counter-protester.
A spokesperson for the Times told CNN that it has published “a number of articles that have focused on race in the United States and that the editorial page is a safe place to express those opinions without fear of repercussion.”
In a statement to CNN, the Times said it is “deeply concerned by the events in Charlottesville and the subsequent threats made by some members of the alt-right and white supremacists.”CNN contacted the Times to comment on the article.