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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

Here's a Theory About Why South Asian Americans Totally Rule the Spelling Bee

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

Ma-Yi produces their first South Asian-American playwright with Soldier X!

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

What's Happenin'

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

[Reading Response] Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal

Blue boy  by Rakesh Satyal was a book recommended by my adviser in college. He was teaching another queer Asian American literature class, and I couldn’t take it due to my impending graduation and honor’s thesis. 841 more words

Queer Sexuality

What is Turban Talk?

Turban Talk seeks to become a thriving online community and magazine for South Asian American youth.


– serve as a forum for discourse and discussion, featuring opinion articles about topics relevant to the South Asian American diaspora… 180 more words


The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Abigail Halpin

You could just start reading Uma Krishnaswami‘s recent middle grade cross-cultural adventure and thoroughly enjoy it, but why have only half the fun? To maximize the knowing giggles, make sure to start with Dini’s 2011 debut in… 294 more words