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Four Brave Muslim Women Break The Silence Around Their Sexual Assaults

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

After years of crushing silence, four Muslim-American women are opening up about the sexual abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of someone they trus...

We Are Not White

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

Politically speaking, the high level of social acceptance and privilege that comes with being Asian-American is ultimately dangerous because it sets up a false notion of who we really are. For starters, we are not white.

Appreciating a Mother's Love

Murali Balaji | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Murali Balaji

This Sunday, make sure you do what you can to honor your mothers (or those who fill that maternal role in your life), and strive to make that appreciation a daily part of your lives. While I wish I still had that opportunity, I am blessed to have enjoyed her unconditional love for as long as I did.

Standing With Sangeeta

Deepa Iyer | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Deepa Iyer

We all deserve to engage in our jobs with dignity, whether we work in the corner office of a high-rise, the inside of a cab, or behind closed doors in a home. Standing with Sangeeta means that we stand for the rights of those who experience workplace abuse.

The Silent South Asian Immigrant Community in America

Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan

Not all of South Asian immigrants are math nerds or STEM specialists. Many of their problems are glossed over under the shadow of the model minority.

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?

Zimmerman's Racial Realities, Beyond Black and White

Sonny Singh | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Sonny Singh

Our knee-jerk reaction to this horrific incident of racial profiling and racist violence are indicative of how this country remains stuck in an outdated, black-white racial paradigm.

Oak Creek Massacre: Before a Vote, We Deserve Representation

Amit S. Bagga | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Amit S. Bagga

Our identities as Americans will not be given legitimacy -- or quite literally, airtime -- and we will thus continue to remain faceless victims of yet another tragedy chalked up only to gun violence and not also to hatred and ignorance.

Voter Suppression and the Immigrant Voice

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 11.16.2012 | World
Rukhsana Hasib

Pennsylvania is one of the states, around the country, where Republicans have passed a strict voter photo ID requirement law. On Thursday, September 1...

Racial and Religious Profiling: What Will Be the Toll on Our Children?

Deepa Iyer | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Deepa Iyer

Our collective psyche has been shaped by the experiences of living in post-9/11 America, and future generations will be forced to wrangle with questions of identity, history, shame and our place in America.

Designing Solidarity For 9/11 Anniversary

Turnstyle | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Ten Years Later: A Return to Our Ideals

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 11.09.2011 | New York
Sayu Bhojwani

In the months after the attack, I was more painfully aware of my difference than ever before. The hard-won sense of belonging that I felt after becoming a U.S. citizen was now constantly under threat.

The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi Opens Up On Sanity, Specials, And Stewart

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

On August 9, 2006, actor-comic Aasif Mandvi started a job that he had auditioned for only five hours before. It was the first of the New York performe...

Looking ahead to 9/11/2011: The Time for National Healing Begins Now

Deepa Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepa Iyer

Let's not wait fifty years to recognize the impact of post 9/11 policies on our communities and our country. The movement towards national healing must begin now.

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.

Weekly Date With Mic for "Siblings of Doctors" Comic

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Naazish YarKhan

If you are of Indian or Pakistani descent, you know the drill. When you grow up you have to be either a doctor, engineer and lately, a computer programmer. If you're anything else, guess what? You're not worth much.