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Asian-Americans feel close to black Americans/white Americans

After spending a few years working full-time as a journalist, I decided to torture myself and try and earn a PhD in Political Science at Rutgers University. 430 more words

Locating "Desi"?: A Survey

Hi everyone! My name is Kerishma Panigrahi. I am a graduate student in the English department at New York University, where I am interested in pursuing issues of race, racial subject formation, and nation, particularly within the context of the South Asian diaspora. 806 more words


The World As Is

At the end of this story, you will find two things:
The first will be someone pleading for help.
The second will be of someone having uncontrollable gas. 3,854 more words

From Boggs to Us: The Power of API Feminism

by Mandy Day

Asian American women often find themselves teetering between two worlds. If their families consist of newer generations of immigrants, the battle between traditional thinking and the more progressive ways of life in the United States can often fracture relationships. 866 more words

Guest Blog Post: Asian American Me?

by Abhishek Chakrabarti 

A part and apart.  

That’s my Asian-American experience in a nutshell.  And as much as any person of color can attest to some degree of otherness within the context of America’s white-dominant cultural hegemony, my focus in this instance trains its lens on the otherness of being a South Asian under Asian-America’s socio-political umbrella. 507 more words

Learning to eat with forks

A few days before Halloween, Neha Sampat wrote “Growing up Brown in America: When Every Day is Halloween.” A large portion of her article is about her personal experience growing up brown in America and learning how to wear a mask in order to fit in. 1,186 more words


Bobby Jindal Is So White: Reflections on Being South Asian in America in 2015

It’s hard being South Asian in America. Just ask Bobby Jindal, he’ll tell you. It’s so hard, he’s white.

After all, if you are South Asian you live your life in the public eye as a stereotype. 350 more words