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Microaggressions Weigh Heavy on the Heart

Nashwa Lina Khan | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Nashwa Lina Khan

They could champion me; I was the brown girl at student senate representing what otherwise looked like a very homogeneous white space. I was Muslim, but not "scary Muslim."

Hot and Spicy Gluten-Free Indian Dumplings For Valentine's Day

Amber Rehman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
Amber Rehman

There are some dishes that can transport me back to my grandmother's kitchen with every bite I take.

SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Diversity and Social Media for Gap's 'Make Love' Ad Campaign (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Last fall, Gap Inc.'s "Make Love" ad campaign garnered kudos for the diversity of its models but also sparked hate speech vandalism of its street po...

Calling Justice-Loving South Asians to Dismantle the Drug War, Free People and Plants, and Foster Health and Development for Millions

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

A private-prisons-backed, corporatist-police state-driven, racially-skewed "new Jim Crow" era of mass incarceration currently reigns in the U.S. The ...

In Our Changing Nation, Who Is Miss America?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices
Angela Glover Blackwell

What a sad commentary on the values of some Americans. It suggests a super narrow and wrong view of the nation. Why is it that a Miss America who is not white engenders so much angst in the populous?

In 2013, Can People of Indian Descent Be American?

Sarika Arya | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Sarika Arya

Where do I come from? When people ask me this, I usually say America. "No," they persist, "where are you from?" What they are really asking me is, "Why are you brown?" (Or, as my mother likes to say, "golden." Right on, Mom.)

One Year After Oak Creek: Changing America's Racial Landscape

Deepa Iyer | Posted 10.02.2013 | Crime
Deepa Iyer

In the wake of the tragedy on August 5, 2012, when a gunman stormed into the gurdwara and killed six people, Sikh Americans around the country asked: "What do I tell my children?" and "How do I protect them?"

Women of Color: Before and After

Eve Pearl | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Eve Pearl

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Women of Color: Before and After

Eve Pearl | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Eve Pearl

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Finally, a YA Novel About the American Muslim Experience

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Naazish YarKhan

Neither This Nor That enters the young adult literature market, bringing to light difficulties that American Muslim youth and children of immigrants face acclimating to life in the U.S.

Does "Asian America" Leave Some Asian Americans Behind?

Keith Kamisugi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Kamisugi

If some of our communities are left behind as others move forward, we cannot claim victory for all Asian Americans.

Kamala Harris & Asian Americans

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

Harris is certainly the first African American woman to become a District Attorney in California. But she's also the first Asian American to accomplish that impressive feat.

Muslim-American Novelist Examines Social Rift in the Aftermath of 9/11

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Naazish YarKhan

Pakistani-American author, Shaila Abdullah's writing focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of Pakistani women and their often unconventional choices in life.