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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11 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

TEDTalk – Redefining “Model Minority”

I was tired of being the exception to the rule. So I decided to flip the rule on its head. Video here. Alas, my speech was cut short by two minutes due to the usual extenuating circumstances (sorry person of color, you’ve spoke long enough), so here is the full text. Enjoy.

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05 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

SALTAF – South Asian American Literary Goodness

“If you want to know my ethnicity just ask me my ethnicity. Don’t ask me where I’m from.” – Roksana Badruddoja A bunch of South Asians occupied the Smithsonian on a gorgeous Saturday for the South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival (SALTAF). SALTAF started off with the screening of The Boy Mir: Ten Years […]

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07 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

What if a Muslim Had Taken Hostages at Discovery Channel?

When white men like Joseph Stack run their plans into federal buildings, they are insane and suicidal. When Timothy McVeigh blew up a  federal building in Oklahoma City, no one dared to say that his actions reflected the collective thought and behavior of all Caucasians. But Allah forbid, a Muslim male takes over a building. […]

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13 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Truth About the Asian-American Model Minority

The jury’s still out on the fabled Asian-American success story. Sure, the statistics might tell you otherwise. Once again this year, Asian-American men topped the charts in the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on earnings for the 2nd quarter of 2010, making $901 in median weekly earnings. Asian women were second at $854, followed […]

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