South Asian American

Brazos Valley Reads author to speak
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Even before the advent of mixed race studies as an academic subfield, the South Asian-American cultural historian Vijay Prashad and the African-American cultural studies scholar Robin D.G. Kelley were interrogating the limits of "pure culture" as a way … No tags for this post.

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Continental Drift: Let's solidify our identity as first generation Americans
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Let's talk about how there is a larger percentage of depressive symptoms within South Asian Americans between the ages 15 and 24, let's talk about how there is a higher suicide rate in South Asian American women as compared to the general population. No tags for this post.

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Sikh Religious Society Palatine Illinois hosts Asian American caucus …
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Leaders from the South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI), Association of Retired Asians, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Cambodian, Indian American communities and SRS were invited by Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago. No tags for this post.

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Sikh Religious society hosts Asian American Caucus Legislators and Community …
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Leaders from the South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI), Association of Retired Asians, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Cambodian, Indian American communities and SRS were invited by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago. No tags for this post.

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Indian Americans, South Asians Comprise Nearly Half of National Geographic Bee …
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At least 22 students who won their state National Geographic Bee are Indian American or South Asian American. Each state, as well as Washington, D.C., Atlantic and Pacific territories and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, will be … No tags for this post.

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Diversity highlighted at LA Asian Pacific Film Fest
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“We have six world premieres, three by women directors, this year,” Ferrer points out. “This year, we're also really observing diversity with our lineup. We have a lot of South Asian and South Asian-American filmmakers who are coming up like Lena, who … No tags for this post.

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Record Turnout Of South Asian Voters In Illinois Primary
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For the March 15 Illinois Democratic Primary Elections, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago and South Asian American Policy and Research Institute contacted over 7,600 infrequent South Asian voters in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Election … No tags for this post.

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'Yoni Ki Raat,' Show Focused on South Asian Women, Crowdfunding Second Year
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The show put on its first performance last year after a group of women realized there wasn't a dedicated artistic space for South Asian-American and Indo-Caribbean women in New York to share their experiences. "YKR is a transformational storytelling … No tags for this post.

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'Miss India America' takes a page from Hollywood's South Asian film community
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It tapped into her experiences on the South Asian American beauty pageant circuit: She's a former Miss India California and was a runner-up in the national contest. "It scarred her for life," Kapoor said, laughing. "Not seriously. Just serious enough … No tags for this post.

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South Asian-American A Cappella Group Penn Masala on Creating Unique Music and …
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South Asian-American A Cappella Group Penn Masala on Creating Unique Music and Touring India. Their musical genius will complete a 20 year journey in 2016, which itself is a brilliant accomplishment. By Saloni Gajjar on April 12, 2016 at 5:25 AM Email. No tags for this post.

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The Death Of Rohith Vemula And Our Reckoning: An Open Letter
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Honestly, as a South Asian American, I haven't thought much about caste discrimination. I've been too focused on racism here in the U.S.. For instance, I didn't know, until recently, that Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis make up more than half of India's … No tags for this post.

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Working Moms: Doing it All, A Day at a Time
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I know so many women in the South Asian American community who get very limited support from their families to pursue careers and motherhood together. How much support do you get from your families and communities in seeking your work-life balance? No tags for this post.

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Bernie's blind spot
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Hearing the same thousands cheer for that was quite chilling for me as a South Asian American. As we know, in fact, there's no great rebuilding going on in Iraq and Afghanistan–these countries were destroyed. ISIS is going on. Sectarianism is going on. No tags for this post.

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Record Number Of Indian-American Women Running For Public Office In 2016
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In the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, Jayapal founded Hate Free Zone to advocate on behalf of Arab, Muslim and South-Asian American victims of hate crimes targeted after the attacks. After eleven years at the helm of the organization, which was … No tags for this post.

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'Affinity Fraud' on the Rise Among Minorities, Says FTC Chair
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India-West reported a scam two years ago which primarily targeted the South Asian American community. Imposters – who spoke several Indian languages – posed as Internal Revenue Service and called victims to demand “unpaid taxes” over the phone. No tags for this post.

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