Anmol Chaddha

Rants and Raves

Reading between the headlines of your daily news.

Rants & Raves

Rants & Raves

RANT: Gujaratis Behind Rural Meth Craze? Federal prosecutors have charged 49 convenience store workers in rural Georgia for allegedly selling materials used to supply makeshift meth labs. “Operation Meth Merchant” netted dozens of unrelated Patels who are being accused of selling cold medicine, charcoal and aluminum foil to undercover cops. Most of the immigrant store clerks couldn’t believe they were arrested for selling kitty litter.

Good for the 'Hood?

Wal-Mart is touting not just lower prices but racial equity in its push for expansion into poor, urban communities.

Rants & Raves

RANT: You Thought the Rodney King Jury was Crazy?  A jury awarded $1.6 million to Jeremy Morse, the former cop from Inglewood, California, who was videotaped slamming Black teenager Donovan Jackson onto a car and punching him in July 2002. Morse's firing was considered "wrongful termination" by the jury, and it also amounted to racial discrimination, since the jury felt Morse was severely punished only because he is white. Is the entire jury pool in Southern California completely contaminated?

"I Am A Poet Too"

In Sarah Jones’s latest play, first-generation immigrants at a poetry reading take on racism and xenophobia in the era of homeland security.

Cool Commodities

How many Che T-shirts does it take to launch a revolution?