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Nov 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Indian Suing Accenture for Discrimination

Muslim Indian Suing Accenture for Discrimination

posted by Sarah Jackson
Accenture

By Vanray via Wikimedia Commons

Consulting firm Accenture is facing a discrimination lawsuit brought forth by a Muslim Indian employee. Mohammed  Ali claims that, despite his excellent performance at the company, he was demoted and received a lower salary and no annual bonus based on his religion and race, according to Bloomberg.

Ali adds … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” – The Instapoet’s Journey

Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” – The Instapoet’s Journey

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur


 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Poet Rupi Kaur is only 24 years old, and she’s already spent a year on the NYT Best Sellers list with her book of poetry Milk and Honey. She’s going on global poetry tours. She’s changing lives with her words. With the gritty subject matter … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vir Das: Thought-Provoking Comedy from an Indian Perspective

Vir Das: Thought-Provoking Comedy from an Indian Perspective

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Var Das

Vir Das
Via Facebook

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Vir Das is charming and witty, and at times salty.

His comedy special Var Das: Abroad Understanding is currently playing on Netflix.

He’ll jump from topic to topic, politics to heartbreak, religion to his overall idea of racism. Sure, at times, his humor is self-deprecating … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Karan Brar

Karan Brar

Karan Brar-if you don’t know who he is, a quick IMDb search will quickly set you on the right track. He’s a multilingual (English, Hindi and Punjabi) Indian actor who got his first major role at only age 11 in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and then a recurring role on Disney Channel. … Read more

Community Issues

Jun 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Woman’s Shocking Anti-Indian Rant in a New Jersey Store: “Send them BACK!”

Woman’s Shocking Anti-Indian Rant in a New Jersey Store: “Send them BACK!”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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In the wake of a tumultuous election period and an increasingly-polarizing U.S., one can only hope that love wins out over hate and that people treat other people like equals. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in a Sears department store in New Jersey as a woman spewed hate at a Latino family and an Indian … Read more

Blogs

CNN Anchor Accused of Making Racist Comment to Spelling Bee Champ

posted by Brittney Le
Ananya Vinay

Ananya Vinay
Instagram

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

 

12-year-old Indian American Ananya Vinay spelled the word “marocain” Thursday night to win the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., reports NPR.

Vinay, a sixth grader from Fresno, Calif., has become the 13th Indian American in a row to win the Scripps … Read more

Asian Americans

May 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Comedian Mindy Kaling Gets New TV Series “Champions”

Comedian Mindy Kaling Gets New TV Series “Champions”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Mindy KalingEveryone’s favorite, hilarious Asian American comedy darling Mindy Kaling takes the TV airwaves by storm again by getting the green light from NBC for her new comedy series Champions.

 

An all-star cast will be included with the creator, Mindy Kaling, playing a pivotal guest role, reports Variety. Famous faces include J.J. Totah, Mouzam … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian American Attorney Sachin Varghese to Run For Georgia State Legislature

Indian American Attorney Sachin Varghese to Run For Georgia State Legislature

posted by Brittney Le
Sachin Varghese

Sachin Varghese

Indian American attorney Sachin Varghese, based in Atlanta, Georgia, has entered the race for a seat in the State House, reports News India Times. He has filed the papers necessary to join the pack and already has some State Democrats endorsing him, but whether he has a serious shot at winning is … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim American Woman Wearing Hijab Threatened with Gun in Parking Lot

Muslim American Woman Wearing Hijab Threatened with Gun in Parking Lot

posted by Brittney Le

hate crimesQuite a scary incident is being reported in North Carolina.

A Muslim American woman wearing a hijab was sitting outside an Indian grocery store with her baby when a man pulled up and wielded a rifle, reports hi INDiA.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which is assisting the woman says she was sitting … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Americans Get Some Love

Sikh Americans Get Some Love

posted by Brittney Le
Gurdwara of Delaware

Photo by TC Davis

The Delaware State Assembly’s two chambers unanimously passed a resolution declaring April “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month,” reports Tribune India. State Governor John Carney welcomed the notion; he recently met with and pledged help to the Indian American community, which he noted has been suffering from an outbreak of hate … Read more

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