Unfortunately, Trump's perverse proposals fit "right" in with the racist immigration history of the United States. So in the service of education, I offer Nikki Haley the following tutorial focusing on issues of "race" in our immigration and naturalization policies.
I believe this so-called "honoring," taking "pride" in, and "respecting" Native Americans by the cultural descendants of those who engaged in land theft, forced evacuations and slaughter strikes me as justification for further misappropriation of cultural symbols.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you're probably about to eat a lot of food with your family and then fall asleep on the couch while watching football -- but do you really know what this holiday is all about?
There is a difference between being inspired by an indigenous culture and appropriating it, especially while that culture is very much alive; which brings me to the endless stream of Pocahotties and headdresses seen at almost every Halloween party or street parade.
I truly want this Pope to have moral authority. He called world leaders cowards for accommodating modern capitalism, referring to it as the "new colonialism." I pray the pope will be courageous in September.
I was surprised to learn that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in Shanghai and Seoul that Indian expatriates are ashamed to have been born in India. This doesn't reflect the reality. What Indians -- everywhere -- have been ashamed of is India's inept government.
My husband and I met in college, which meant nobody cared that he was Indian and I was not. Most of my college friends drifted in and out of inter-racial relationships, but race rarely came up. It was the blissful insularity that only a liberal arts campus in the middle of nowhere can provide.
Let me start by saying that I'm a fan. But then you did that interview with GQ. I was more than a little disappointed with the things you had to say about the Washington football team's name and logo, and I think we need to have a talk.
When my dad says it, it's endearing. When I see it on the back of a jersey, it's irritating. Yes, I'm talking about the word "Redskins" and no, I'm not particularly troubled if that's a double standard.
My hope is that my generation of South Asian Americans will embrace both India and the US as the "home bases" of their communities and choose to give back to any aspect of society with which they personally connect.
The American government had signed several treaties with the American Indians on the plains, promising them food, supplies and protection from furthers encroachment by white settlers. Prominent among these groups were the Lakota Indians.
Overturning a High Court decision, the Indian Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code 377, an archaic and barbaric law that criminalizes "homosexual" acts, rendering almost 20 percent of the global LGBT population illegal.