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This Thanksgiving, Tell A Story Of Cowboys And Indians With A Happy Ending

Yara Zgheib | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
Yara Zgheib

Then perhaps you could tell a more recent story of Indians and cowboys. Of the Standing Rock Sioux and Energy Transfer Partners in a stand off over a stretch of land; that spot where Montana meets North Dakota, that is rich in oil reserves.

Not a Sports Fan, But I Watched the World Series

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 11.04.2016 | Home
Galina Nemirovsky

I hadn't planned on watching the World Series because I'm not much of a sports fan, especially for non-local teams. When it was the New York Mets vers...

Taming the West with Six-Guns & Fists

Dennis Miller | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Dennis Miller

After decades of collecting vintage western paperbacks, (published 1939-1960) I decided to downsize and part with the approximately 3,000 novels I'd acquired.

Last Stand At Standing Rock

Chip Ward | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
Chip Ward

Americans who don't live in the West may think that the historic clash of Native Americans and pioneering settlers is long past. Not so. That classic American narrative is back big time, only the cowboys -- well, their right-wing representatives, anyway -- are on the warpath, trying to grab 640 million acres of public lands that they can plunder as if it were yesteryear.

The Greeks at the Center of World History

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.07.2016 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In the seventh century BCE, one could find cinnamon from India at the Temple of Hera in the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean Sea. Hera was the wife...

The Depressing Truth About Flying While Brown

Priya Kumar | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Priya Kumar

No one, let alone individuals in positions of authority, should let prejudice determine their actions. Speaking the Arabic word "inshallah," wearing a headscarf, or being named Priya are not markers of malice.

My Daughter Is Afraid of Donald Trump

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Snuggling on the sofa with my eight-year daughter one evening, a commercial for the nightly news hinted of a sensational story about the 2016 political candidates. My daughter looked at me, with sadness in her eyes, "Mommy, I don't want Trump to be president." "Why is that, baby?" I ask. "Because half of my friends would disappear from school!"

How Islamophobia Affects The Mental Health Of Young South Asians In The West (And How To Help)

Sheena Vasani | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Sheena Vasani

Right now, Islamophobia is hurting all of us South Asians, Muslim or not. On a very basic level, South Asians -- from Hindus and Sikhs to atheists -- are being dehumanized based upon how we look. This is a burden we all share, not just Muslims.

Some Notes for Natives About the Presidential Elections: Neither Democrat Deserves Our Vote (Yet)

Gyasi Ross | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home
Gyasi Ross

(The only person who deserves any Native votes so far is Thomas. Photo Credit: Steven Paul Judd) "Combine Indigenous and general public voter blocks....

The Truth About Arranged Marriages

Razwana Wahid | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
Razwana Wahid

In the Indian and Pakistani community, an arranged marriage doesn't involve one or both parties being forced to make the decision against their will. Nor does it mean the bride and groom don't set eyes on each other until the wedding day.

Tarantino and Iñárritu Recreate Wilderness Epic in 'The Hateful Eight' and 'The Revenant'

Jonah Raskin | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Jonah Raskin

Tarantino and Iñárritu Recreate Wilderness Epic in The Hateful Eight and The Revenant.

A Tutorial for Nikki Haley About America's History of "Racial" Policies

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home
Warren J. Blumenfeld

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.

Village Seal and Sports' Mascots Representing Racist History

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Warren J. Blumenfeld

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.

There Is No Justice Until We All Are Free

Alicia Nunn | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
Alicia Nunn

Laquan McDonald was killed in cold blood by a Chicago police officer on October 20, 2014. And, the murder was covered up until a court order demanded ...

How Much Do Americans REALLY Know About Thanksgiving?

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
Shira Lazar

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?

Why Pocahottie Should Be Pocanottie This Halloween

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Kelsie Brynn Jones

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.

Indians Fireworks Guy Accidentally Lets 'Em Fly For Opposing Team

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.16.2015 | Home

Lapses in judgement happen over the course of a long Major League baseball season. Most of the time, it's the lapses by players and coaches that we no...

A Pope for All People?

David Moore | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
David Moore

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.

Why I'll Never Feel Ashamed to Be Indian-American

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Vivek Wadhwa

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.

South Asian? This Test Could Save Your Life

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 04.16.2015 | Home
Dr. Amy Shah

People of South Asian descent, listen up. We have a big problem on our hands and there just aren't enough people who know about it. If we don't act ...

When I'm Forced To See Color In My Colorblind Marriage

Allison Singh | Posted 04.19.2015 | Home
Allison Singh

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.

Cowboys and Indians, Yes. Indians and Occupiers? Let's Think About That

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.26.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

This past summer, DC politicos and residents woke up to a surprising sight: Cowboy ranchers and Native Americans sharing an encampment on the Nationa...

An Open Letter To Matthew McConaughey About The Washington Football Team

Migizi Pensoneau | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home
Migizi Pensoneau

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.

Men and Women: Their Changing Roles

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Home
Laverne H. Bardy

Recent years show the line between male and female roles is becoming blurred. Men are taking a more active part in homemaking and child rearing, and women are thriving in the business world.

The 'New York Times' Publishes Racist Comic About India's Space Mission

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 11.30.2014 | Home
Sharanya Haridas

Yesterday's New York Times' comic by Heng, titled "India's budget mission to Mars" seems in poor taste. Qhether meant to be funny or ironic, the racial, national and classist stereotyping is apparent.