Deepa Iyer

Spelling Race

by Deepa Iyer on May 28, 2015 1:26PM

Two race-based narratives dominate coverage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee each year—and they’re both misguided.

Topics: Society, Schools & Youth, Media

Cleveland Commits to Broad Changes to its Police Practices

by Deepa Iyer on May 26, 2015 3:59PM

By signing a U.S. Department of Justice Department consent decree, the city's police department is agreeing to address officers' excessive use of force, implicit bias, treatment of people who are mentally ill, and a range of other problems.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Dispatch from Ferguson: Convenience Store Owners Talk Race

by Deepa Iyer on Oct 14, 2014 7:00AM

In Ferguson for the National Weekend of Resistance, activist and writer Deepa Iyer talked to area South Asian and Arab-American shopkeepers about race, community and police.

Topics: Dispatches, Police Violence

Stop and Frisk, South Asians and Kal Penn's Tweets

by Rinku Sen Deepa Iyer on Aug 16, 2013 3:26PM

South Asian leaders oppose stop and frisk, and Kal Penn agrees.

Topics: Movement, Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

Dispatch From Oak Creek: Healing Wounds, Stopping Hate

by Deepa Iyer on Aug 7, 2013 7:45AM

One year after white supremacist Wade Michael Page killed six people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, a reflection on the lives lost and lessons learned

Topics: Dispatches, Sikh Murders