South Asian American

Why white people need to stop saying 'namaste'
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As South Asian American Perspectives on Yoga in America (SAAPYA) put it brilliantly in their short film 'We are not Exotic, We are Exhausted', such portrayals of yoga can be ostracising and excluding to South Asians who are trying to navigate a dual … No tags for this post.

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Sources: Barnes to Get Judgeship by End of the Month; Three-Way Scramble Underway
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As a South Asian American and representative of Central Jersey's fastest growing minority community, the young lawyer brings the bonus of offering to the Democratic Party a chance to rectify that 2014 nightmare when Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula … No tags for this post.

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Deepa Iyer On Rejecting the Politics of Fear This US Presidential Election Cycle
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Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. Currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion, she previously served as executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) for nearly a decade. We Too … No tags for this post.

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Religion Notes for April 9: News, events from Valley's faith community
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Syeed-Miller will talk about her work as a South Asian American Muslim scholar, peacemaker and social justice activist. Her keynote address is 7 p.m. April 25 at the Satellite Student Union, followed by several talks on April 26. The first two are in … No tags for this post.

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The Good Wife's Bad Diversity Problem
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We're now tiptoeing close to the end of The Good Wife — and honestly, television after this point will never be the same again. Showrunners Robert and Michelle King, with help from an incredibly talented stable of performers, have elevated what passes … No tags for this post.

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Review: Mishra's Desis Divided Looks At South Asian American Politics Through …
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However, there is a growing group of scholars, including myself, who are using the phrases “South Asian” and “South Asian American” to explicitly create new knowledge about the experiences of more than just Indians or those of Indian descent — Bandana … No tags for this post.

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Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on her new book and women's empowerment
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When she's not writing, Divakaruni teaches a creative writing program at the University of Houston and is involved with organisations that help South Asian American women who have faced domestic abuse. Heads up: fans of her work can meet the author … No tags for this post.

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#DontEraseIndia's Edits Are About Accuracy And Parity, Not Politics
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In her April 15 piece “#DontEraseIndia And the Conflation of Religion and Politics,” Hema Karunkaram makes several excellent points. There really are Hindus outside India, and non-Hindus within it. Hinduism isn't owned by India, and South Asian is the … No tags for this post.

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Advocates Call on Southwest Airlines to Review Practices Amid Profiling …
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A coalition of 26 Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations have come together to urge Southwest Airlines to comprehensively review its practices after multiple well-publicized incidents of Arab-, Muslim-, and South Asian-American passengers … No tags for this post.

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Jersey City South Asians Hold Fundraiser For Mayor Fulop
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Hudson County Director for the South Asian American Caucus Amit Jani, who was present at the fundraiser along with Rekha Nandwani, steering committee member of South Asian American Caucus, Hudson County, said there seemed be lot of interest … No tags for this post.

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There's 'Bad Rap' and Then There's Brown Rap
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South Asians, specifically, are the victims of Islamophobia and racial profiling as they are simultaneously visible as doctors and engineers. Add to this the fact that there are many different immigrant groups within the South Asian-American community … No tags for this post.

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Where's the Brown Voice
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As a South Asian-American college student, I want to be able to relate to someone out there in the professional field who seems the same as me. Right now, in all honesty, that's difficult. It's difficult because there are so few of us in places of … No tags for this post.

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Miss India America plays on cross cultural references
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Though slightly obvious in terms of comedic conventions, the film demonstrates the enormous potential of the filmmakers and actors in the small but growing South Asian-American acting community. Sircar does a phenomenal job at portraying an image of … No tags for this post.

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Why Partition survivors in the US believe it's vital to keep talking about the …
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Fragmented memories. Three local South Asian American senior citizens – Hindu and Muslim – shared their memories of migrating as children across the new and bloody borders of India and Pakistan. Sagar and Reena Banka were originally from Lyallpur … No tags for this post.

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South Asians Launch New Jersey Leadership Program
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One reason for that, he says, is that while the South Asian-American community has much to be proud of in terms of their contributions to the United States, their political participation at any level of government is not proportionally representative … No tags for this post.

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