Forget the horses — the Kentucky Derby is all about the hats! The 2014 Derby this weekend will mark iReporter John McGraw’s 20th year in attendance. Here’s a collection of impressive hats he has seen over the years at the Derby.
Just about a year ago, I was in India, and I was in hell. “Hell” is how I describe a luxurious hotel in Goa, where my classmates were spending the day on the beach but where I’d refused to leave my …
Back in August, CNN wrote about an American student, Michaela Cross, who said she experienced relentless sexual harassment during her study abroad trip to India last year. As 2013 ended, Cross wrote in to CNN iReport once more, this time with a reflection on her experience.
Well worth a read. The exchange in the comments is pretty enlightening, too.
“I hope you have a strong stomach. The Indians have a unique body odor … too extraordinary to describe. Just cover your nose. They know they smell.”—Advice friends and family gave iReporter Veronica Pantaleon before her trip to Asia.
We’re asking for people’s stories of everyday racism like this one. Send us your stories from the classroom, the checkout aisle, the book club and the workplace. Do you have a story about a time you were profiled, a time you saw someone judge, or even a time when you yourself stereotyped or judged unwittingly? Upload at ireport.cnn.com or tag your stories or reblogs with #everydayracismcnn and your blog could be featured on CNN.
Thanks to the rise of mobile technologies, today anyone with a cell phone can play an integral role in how a news story breaks. Tweets, Instagrams and other socially shared content inform our understanding of current events as they unfold. CNN’s Webby Winning iReport harnesses the power of this phenomenon by empowering users to submit their own content to help cover important stories. Webby Connect was able to learn more about the social mobile’s role in the evolving face of journalism from CNN’s Katie Hawkins-Gaar.