Jaweed Kaleem, the senior religion reporter for the Huffington Post, is moving to the Los Angeles Times in a new beat they are calling race and justice. "Kaleem will examine the ways in which race and ethnicity shape our evolving understanding of what it is to be American," the LAT announcement says. "He will be looking at persistent inequality in our schools, neighborhoods and workplaces; at why citizens' experiences with the police, the courts and the prison system continue to vary with skin color; at the ways in which race helps shape the political debate and transform the culture."
Kaleem was at the Huffington Post for five years. "Kaleem's work includes reporting on the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan, how Americans talk about death, and a series about how demographics, politics and culture are changing religion in America," the Times says. He previously was a reporter for the Miami Herald.
A graduate of Emerson College, Kaleem grew up in a Muslim family in Washington, D.C., and speaks Hindi/Urdu and Punjabi. He was a 2014 Senior Fellow at the East-West Center and 2013 fellow at the International Center for Journalists.
Kaleem will be based in Los Angeles and starts work in April.