Arun Venugopal

Articles by Arun Venugopal

Arun Venugopal is a senior reporter for the WNYC and Gothamist Race & Justice Unit who focuses on issues of race and bias in our region. His reporting also tackles the topics of immigration, faith, and inequality. Arun serves as the regular fill-in host of the station's "U.S. of Anxiety" program. Arun was the creator and host of Micropolis, a series about race and identity. He is a contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has appeared on PBS Newshour, On the Media and Studio 360, and has been published in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and Salon. He also frequently serves as an emcee and moderator of panel discussions on race, religion, and identity issues and has been a guest host of NPR's "Fresh Air." He lives with his family in Queens.

‘Stonebreakers’ confronts some of the nation’s most contested statues and symbols, including those celebrating the Confederacy.

Since asylum seekers began streaming into the city a year ago, a network of volunteers has been working to ease their transition to a new city and new country. More help came this week.

In a hearing Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Nelson Roman repeatedly cast doubt on the validity of executive orders blocking the movement of migrants out of New York City.

A new initiative by one of the world’s largest museums is a response to public pressure.

A panel in the Golden State recommends cash payments to Black residents, at a cost of billions of dollars.

Whether the support carries over to a Manhattan courtroom is another matter, but it points up the heavy lift before prosecutors.

Aid workers are giving legal assistance to dozens of migrants sent north from New York City.

The town of Orangetown contends the hotel isn’t suited as a ‘long-term housing facility for asylum-seekers.’

The officials blasted Mayor Adams and said the new arrivals would overwhelm local systems.

Asked what it means to be ‘truly American,’ the vast majority of survey respondents said it meant 'accepting people of diverse racial and religious backgrounds.'

His work as an assistant building janitor led to an introduction that would ultimately change his life’s course.

Some celebrations marking the end of Ramadan are splashy affairs in communities throughout the city, while tradition governs in many others.

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