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
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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
South Asian-Americans, whose forebears immigrated from countries like India or Pakistan, have now won the Scripps National Spelling Bee eight years in a row. At one point in the 2015 final, six of the remaining seven spellers were of that ethnicity, and in the end there were two: co-champions Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam. 1,229 more words
The award-winning, nationally-renowned Ma-Yi Theater Company – one of the country’s leading producers of new works for the stage by Asian-American writers – will continue its 2014-15 season this spring with the world premiere of… 296 more words
The map above shows where in the U.S. reported hate violence incidents have occurred between January 2011 to April 2014.
Last week, NCAPA member organization South Asian Americans Leading Together released a report that reveals the amount of reported hate violence and xenophobic rhetoric against South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Arab, Hindu and Middle Eastern communities. 189 more words