09 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

#Asians4BlackLives

I am never quite sure how to begin talking about anti-black racism among diasporic South Asians and Pacific Islander communities. After all, indigenous Fijians are essentially black. Many Indians brought to Fiji to work as indentured servants were also much darker-skinned, when compared to their Indian-born counterparts. While Indo-Fijians are often prejudiced against native Fijians, in part, […]

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17 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

Affirmative action is now the latest wedge issue in California to keep ethnic minorities from seeing our common interests. In California, a bill to revive affirmative action is dead. Mainstream media reports convey that opposition from insurgent Asian Americans groups killed the measure at the last minute. If this is true, then there is much work to be […]

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19 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Event: AAPIs and the Urgency for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Hosted by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP)-Washington, DC Chapter Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 6-7:15PM Cannon House Office Building Room 121 Washington, DC http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=371721409463 Panelists: Karen Narasaki – Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) – moderator Prerna Lal – DREAMActivist.org founder, Change.org Blogger Deepa Iyer – Executive Director, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) […]

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