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Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on California Education Board Votes for Changes in Textbooks to Accurately Reflect Hinduism

California Education Board Votes for Changes in Textbooks to Accurately Reflect Hinduism

posted by Sarah Jackson

Hindu Textbook protestThe California State Board of Education has voted unanimously to approve changes in textbooks that more accurately depict Hindus and Indian Americans.

More than 75 interfaith and community groups, 17 federal and state officials, and 38 academics formed a coalition encouraging the board to reject textbooks that inaccurately portray Hinduism, Jainism and Indian history at … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Racist Flyers Be Damned: A South Asian Landslide in New Jersey Polls

posted by Randall

Ravi Bhalla


Ravi Bhalla thanks his supporters who helped him get elected as Hoboken’s mayor. Photo Via Instagram


 
Views from the Edge
 
Whoever paid for those racist flyers against Asian American candidates in New Jersey wasted their money. The targeted candidates won their elections in a rebuke of the xenophobes.
 
Ravi Bhalla scored another … Read more

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Federal Prosecutor Preet Bharara Fired After Refusing to Quit Job

posted by Adhiti Bandlamudi

Preet Bharara was fired after refusing to quit his job as federal prosecutor by the Trump administration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked 46 federal prosecutors to submit their resignations. Bharara tweeted this yesterday after receiving the news.

 

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Community Issues

Oct 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Zee: $21,000 Reward Offered in Anti-Hindu Hate Crimes Near DC

Zee: $21,000 Reward Offered in Anti-Hindu Hate Crimes Near DC

posted by Randall

Ashburn, VALocal authorities in Virginia are seeing a rash of anti-Hindu hate crimes, reports Zee.

Since July there have been 17 cases of anti-Hindu graffiti and vandalism in Ashburn, near the Dulles International Airport.

Hateful words such as ‘No Hindus allowed’ and ‘No Hindus by order of Mosby Rangers’ have made the growing Indian American … Read more

Blogs

Jun 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Atlantic: Spelling Bee turned into a racial freaks and geeks show

Atlantic: Spelling Bee turned into a racial freaks and geeks show

posted by Randall

spelling beeAmerica has become fascinated with the National Spelling Bee.

According to the Atlantic , ratings for the Bee this year on ESPN attracted more than 1 million viewers to a network more used to seeing bodies collide, sweat flying and cheer leaders shaking their pompoms.

The spelling bee has become the Superbowl for Indian Americans … Read more

Chinese American

Apr 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Times Union: New immigrants settling in suburbs

Times Union: New immigrants settling in suburbs

posted by Randall

Citizenship ceremonyWhat’s happening in upstate New York mirrors what’s happening with immigrants in other parts of the country(Photo by Christian Reed).

The Times Union reports these new immigrants are shifting the patterns of earlier immigrants to this country. No longer are they settling in urban areas, but many are going straight to the suburbs.

Indians … Read more

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Mar 10, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on IB Times: Indian Americans dominate the top echelons of U.S. business

IB Times: Indian Americans dominate the top echelons of U.S. business

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Vinod DhamIndian Americans only account for 1 percent of population, and yet they have ascended to dominate influential positions in American medicine, academia, business and tech.

A recent article in the International Business Times, highlights Indian “tech pioneers,” such as Vinod Dham (photo from Wharton School), who created the Pentium chip, and entrepreneurs like … Read more

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Feb 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Philly Biz Journal: New On-line magazine to battle South Asian American stereotypes

Philly Biz Journal: New On-line magazine to battle South Asian American stereotypes

posted by Randall

Videshi MagazineJennifer Babu did her best to hide her Indian American heritage and to be accepted as an American.

The 22-year old now says her rejection of her identity may have been the result of the misrepresentation and underrepresentation of South Asian Americans in the media.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports she’s launched a new online … Read more

Community Issues

National crime wave against Indian Americans

posted by Randall

gold earringsIt seems to be happening all over the country–Indian American households are being targeted by burglars hoping to find gold and other expensive jewelry.

It happened in New Jersey where a man was sentenced to 20 years for burglarizing Indian American homes in Burlington County, New Jersey.

It’s happened in Northern California where police have … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Dec 29, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on NY Times: Indian American socialist elected to seat on Seattle City Council

NY Times: Indian American socialist elected to seat on Seattle City Council

posted by Randall

A local city council election has sent shock waves through the political world.Kshama Savant

Indian American Kshama Sawant campaigned openly as a member of the Socialist Alternative Party and won a seat on the Seattle City Council.

She will take office January 1 and has already been featured by such prominent international publications such as the … Read more

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