Deepa Iyer

3 Years After the Sikh Temple Massacre, Hate-Violence Prevention Is Key

Three years ago today, a white supremacist barged into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and fatally shot six people. Deepa Iyer argues that we must focus on preventing rather than fighting hate violence.

Spelling Race

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

Cleveland Commits to Broad Changes to its Police Practices

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.

Dispatch from Ferguson: Convenience Store Owners Talk Race

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.

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

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

Dispatch From Oak Creek: Healing Wounds, Stopping Hate

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