South Asian American

Vas Vedantam Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List
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LOC was initially founded as On Being A Black Lawyer, but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, … No tags for this post.

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In Queens Primary, 2-Term Senator Faces Rival Seeking a Comeback
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At the mosque Mr. Liu visited, Ali Najmi, 30, the political action director of the Alliance of South Asian American Labor, spoke low during a sermon: “When it wasn't easy to stand with the Muslim community, John stood with us. Certainly John's … No tags for this post.

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State Senate hopeful Avery promises to end term limits
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Local 100, a food service and restaurant workers union; the Muslim Democratic Club, a New York City-based organization “dedicated to helping to elect responsible Democrats to local office;” and the Alliance of South Asian American Labor, an … No tags for this post.

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6 Reasons Why Every First-Gen South Asian Will Relate to “Bad Indian”
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First-generation South Asians living abroad all have one thing in common: They know, more or less, what it means to be “bad” — and not the 90s-esque cool “bad” — but more like the I-can't-believe-you're-such-a-disappointment-of-a-child type of bad … No tags for this post.

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The privilege and pain of passing as white
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I'm South Asian-American. But here's the catch — I don't look like it at first glance. When people first meet me they assume I am racially white because of my blond hair, hazel eyes, and rather pale skin. If they see me with my family – all of whom … No tags for this post.

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President Obama Names Maneesh K. Goyal to Fulbright Scholarship Board
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He serves on the U.S. advisory council of the American India Foundation and previously served on the boards of the Empire State Pride Agenda, LifeBeat, the South Asian American Forum and the Stonewall Community Foundation. Goyal has a B.A. from … No tags for this post.

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Overcoming Stigmas: Starting the Conversation about South Asian Mental Health
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I am an Indian American woman born and raised in the Bay Area. Both of my parents immigrated here in the 1970's as physicians. I, too, am a physician (as is often the case in Indian physician families). But I decided to pursue a field of medicine not … No tags for this post.

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Obama appoints gay former Plano man to Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
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He is on the U.S. Advisory Council for the American India Foundation, and has served on boards for LifeBeat, South Asian American Forum and Stonewall Community Foundation. Goyal has a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a master's degree in … No tags for this post.

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Student organizations to hold 9/11 candlelight vigil
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As the first of its kind, the event will help educate and bring to light the various experiences of the Middle-Eastern and South Asian-American communities after Sept. 11, Sameer Saboungi, a 20-year-old UF international studies junior and president of … No tags for this post.

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Candlelight Vigil Brings Awareness to Discrimination After 9/11
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Following the attacks, members of the South Asian-American, Muslim-American, Sikh-American and Arab-American communities faced discriminatory backlash based on perceptions of similarity to the group of individuals responsible for the attacks. Several … No tags for this post.

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