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Jaweed Kaleem

Jaweed Kaleem is the national race and justice correspondent at the Los Angeles Times, where he writes about how race and ethnicity shape our evolving understanding of what it means to be American. He frequently reports on policing, civil rights, immigration, prisons and religion, among other subjects. Before joining The Times, Kaleem was the senior religion reporter at HuffPost for five years. From 2007-11, he was a reporter for the Miami Herald. He attended Emerson College in Boston and grew up in Northern Virginia.
The new Congress is the most diverse ever — but not when it comes to religion

The nation's legislators are slowly getting closer to resembling the nation when it comes to race and gender. But aside from a small number of historic firsts in religious representation, the 116th Congress is still much more Christian than the U.S. population as a whole, according to a new report.

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