Why South Asians Feel Abandoned in the Anti-Asian Hate Conversation
The recent spike in and discourse around hate crimes against East and Southeast Asians in North America has brought up familiar feelings for South Asians. But not all feel like they’re part of the conversation.
Beyond Indianapolis: The Enduring Trauma of Anti-Sikh Violence in America
“I have been spat at and asked to go back, just because of our clothing, just because of our skin color, just because of our articles of faith.”
A Year into Lockdown, South Asian New Yorkers Share their Stories
Six South Asians — the Asian subgroup with the highest number of positive cases and hospitalizations — lay bare their pandemic experiences.
Baul Dada Sings of the American Dream
The singing street food vendor brought jhalmuri to New York City, then got caught in immigration purgatory.
Tinku’s Protest Through Love
A Bengali newspaper outed him and his gay marriage to his community back home in 1992. Unfazed, he used it as a teaching moment for others.
Taxi Drivers Navigate a City Stacked Against Them
Nearly 50% of New York City yellow cab drivers are from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India — they must face ride-sharing’s rise and increasing driver suicides, together.
The Catch-22 of Gun Violence in America
The Oak Creek shooting at a Wisconsin gurudwara, the man who shot and killed an Indian man in Kansas, and the Sandy Hook shooting all affected South Asian Americans. Yet, South Asian Americans also fear how their identity implicates them, even when they aren’t guilty.