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Indian American/ South Asian American

Dec 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Feds sue Virginia County for Blocking Mosque Construction

Feds sue Virginia County for Blocking Mosque Construction

posted by Randall
Virginia Mosque Site

One day, Muslims hope a mosque will take the place of this building in Culpeper County, Virginia

By Ed Diokno

Finally, Muslim Americans in Culpepper County in Virginia took a major step towards having a mosque of their own, but it took the federal government’s assistance.

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday (Dec. 12) … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 8, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Vanita Gupta to Leave Civil Rights Division of Department of Justice

Vanita Gupta to Leave Civil Rights Division of Department of Justice

posted by Randall
Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta

By Ed Diokno
 
One of the hallmark’s of President Obama’s administration has been the rebirth of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

 

Under the leadership of Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the division has been the tip of the spear in its aggressive defense of civil … Read more

Crime

Dec 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Stockton Couple Indicted on Human Trafficking Charges

Stockton Couple Indicted on Human Trafficking Charges

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Human TraffickingBy Ed Diokno
 
A husband and wife were indicted for human trafficking. Most of the victims were from India and other countries of South Asia.

Satish Kartan, 43, and his wife, Sharmistha Barai, 38, of Stockton, Calif, were indicted recently by a Stockton grand jury for forced labor and conspiracy to commit forced labor.

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Community Issues

Mar 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Report: U.S. Hate Groups Increase as Campaign Rhetoric Gets More Inciteful

Report: U.S. Hate Groups Increase as Campaign Rhetoric Gets More Inciteful

posted by Randall

Year in Hate & Extremism
 
By Ed Diokno

I never expected the election of Barack Obama as President to bring racial harmony to our country, but I also didn’t expect the vitriol of hatred that has arisen by putting an African American in the White House.

Seven years after Obama’s election, hate appears to be more intense than ever. 

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Community Issues

Dec 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Times of India: Indian American Heads Fed Probe of Ferguson

Times of India: Indian American Heads Fed Probe of Ferguson

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Vanita GuptaVanita Gupta is leading the federal probe into Ferguson, reports the Times of India.

Despite the Grand Jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is continuing its investigation.

Gupta was named the head of that division last month by … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 16, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Business Standard: Indian American to Head US Civil Rights Division

Business Standard: Indian American to Head US Civil Rights Division

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Vanita GuptaVanita Gupta has been named to head the US Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, reports the Business Standard.

President Obama is expected to nominate her for the permanent position of Assistant Attorney General this fall or winter.

“Even as she has done trailblazing work as a civil rights lawyer, Vanita is also known as … Read more

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