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Pakistani Americans

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

Sheena Vasani | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living
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.

South Asian? This Test Could Save Your Life

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
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 ...

In Our Stride

Natasha Japanwala | Posted 10.15.2013 | College
Natasha Japanwala

It's easy to hate a country like Pakistan, especially when it forces your parents to live every day looking over their shoulder in fear. But it's even easier to love it.

Why Americans Should Travel to Pakistan

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.15.2013 | World
Ethan Casey

The State Department's recent evacuation of non-essential personnel from the consulate in Lahore, and its travel advisory urging Americans to avoid traveling to Pakistan, are depressing, but we need not take our cue from them.

Why I'm Driving Around America

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.12.2012 | Travel
Ethan Casey

America cannot be understood piecemeal, and today's America is crying out for a writer who will connect the dots.

Terry Jones' America Is A Dangerous Place To Be

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Ethan Casey

Terry Jones' latest antic, and the resulting deaths of innocent people in Afghanistan, leaves me feeling angry and disgusted. When will we begin taking responsibility for our own extremists?

Pakistani-Americans Face Identity Crisis in Chicago

Chicago Storytelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It is easy to find Rana M. Ahktar, the father-in-law of Tahawwur Hussain Rana -- a Chicago-based Pakistani American awaiting trial in connection to an...

Muslim-Americans: Bracing For A Backlash

Christopher Alessi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Alessi

Adil Najam, a Pakistani-American professor at Boston University, took his 12-year-old son aside before sending him off to school last Wednesday. He to...

Pakistani-Americans: A Chance for "These People" to Make a Difference

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Asghar

As a Pakistani-American, and presumably one of "these people," I believe that my people have perhaps one last, best chance to define who we are, before Glenn Beck and jihadists do it for us.

No Excuses for Failure in Pakistan

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

A full 59% of Pakistanis see the United States as the biggest threat to their country.That's more than five times the number of citizens who believe that the Taliban pose the biggest threat.

An Unexpected Blast

Jeanette Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanette Khan

The full headline was, "Blast at Alhamra Cultural Complex in Lahore." Alhamra Cultural Complex was holding a World Performing Arts Festival with both local and foreign artists.