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Indian American Tradition to be Featured on Rose Parade Float

posted by Randall
Sikh Float at Tourname of Roses Parade

Photo: Sikh community of Southern California

The 129th edition of the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena will feature a float highlighting the tradition of the Indian American langar or community meals, reports News India.

The Sikh Coalition which is helping to organize the float says it will be entitled The United Sikh Mission and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian Jew Feels a Bit Blue

Indian Jew Feels a Bit Blue

posted by Randall

Sonia BenjaminGrowing up in a community dominated by Hindus and Muslims can make you feel a bit blue when you’re an Indian American Jew.

Siona Benjamin,56, puts her feelings on display in an upcoming art exhibition Blue Like Me at the William Roland Gallery of Fine Art in Thousand Oaks near Los Angeles.

“Being blue is … Read more

Chinese American

Nov 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Arrested in Vandalism of Muslim Mosques

Asian American Arrested in Vandalism of Muslim Mosques

posted by Randall

Moy HuA Chinese American man has been arrested in the vandalism of two New York-area mosques.

Moy Hu faces two counts of criminal mischief charges in the November 11 incident, according to CBS NY.

He is accused of smashing windows at the Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center.

Earlier that same evening police say he was also … Read more

Community Issues

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jun 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Students “Harassed” for Wearing Hijab

Muslim Students “Harassed” for Wearing Hijab

posted by Randall

Hajah Bah and Fatmata MansarayTwo Muslim students in Virginia are accusing a school administrator of harassing them because they wore hijabs to school, reports
ABC7.
 
It was so emotional,” one of them said.
 
The administrator asked for a note from their parents proving they were wearing the hijab for religious reasons.
 
“Normally, I don’t wear … Read more

Campus

Apr 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hindu Chaplain Leads the Faithful at University of Southern California

Hindu Chaplain Leads the Faithful at University of Southern California

posted by Randall

Varun SoliVarun Soni stands alone among college chaplains.

In a country where Christianity remains the dominant faith, Soni is the only known University chaplain who happens to be Hindu.

Soni was named to the post in 2008. At the time, he was the only non-Christian campus chaplain in the country. Today there are only a handful, … Read more

Campus

Feb 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hindu Americans Object to Portrayal of their Religion in California Textbooks

Hindu Americans Object to Portrayal of their Religion in California Textbooks

posted by Randall
Hindu Temple, Dallas, TX

Photo by: Andreas Praefcke – via Wikimedia Commons

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A Hindu American advocacy group filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court last week against public school officials at the California Department of Education, State Board of Education, and several school districts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

The

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Bad Ass Asians

Jan 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on First Asian American Bishop Appointed to Lead Utah Diocese

First Asian American Bishop Appointed to Lead Utah Diocese

posted by Randall
Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

By Ed Diokno

A Filipino American immigrant was appointed bishop of a U.S. diocese Tuesday indicating the growing diversity of the Catholic American church.

Pope Francis named Bishop Oscar Asarco Solis, an immigrant from the Philippines, to become the bishop of the Salt Lake City diocese, which has been without a … Read more

Chinese American

Jan 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Slightly More Religious Diversity: Hindus and Buddhists in Congress

Slightly More Religious Diversity: Hindus and Buddhists in Congress

posted by Cathy Sun
Raja Krishnamoorthi

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and his wife Priya, a doctor, and their children Vijay and Vikram

A report by the Pew Research Center has found Congress is more Christian than the general public, despite a slight rise in Hindus, Buddists and Muslims.

Hindu representation tripled in the 115th Congress as two new Hindus recently joined … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post: President Obama Delivers Speech Supporting Muslim Americans at US Mosque

Washington Post: President Obama Delivers Speech Supporting Muslim Americans at US Mosque

posted by Susan Chang

President Obama

President Obama today made his “better late than never” visit to a US mosque, located at the campus of the Islamic Society of Baltimore.

According to the Washington Post , Obama began his visit with a roundtable with about a dozen Muslim leaders from around the country. Among the roundtable participants are Suzanne Barakat, a Read more

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