Desi

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3 Times 'The Mindy Project' Tackled Race and Desi Identity

The first television show created by and starring a South Asian-American woman recently wrapped its sixth and final season. 

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Hasan Minhaj Can't Cure Racism, But He Can Help Brown Kids Navigate It [OP-ED]

Minhaj’s new Netflix special, “Homecoming King,” explores his experiences growing up in a South Asian-American family surrounded by Whiteness.

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Aziz Ansari Will Be 'SNL's' First Desi Host

The “Master of None” auteur is only the show’s fourth host from the Asian diaspora. 

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Meet Swet Shop Boys, the Desi Hip-Hop Group Powering Through Racial Profiling

Made up of former-Das Racist member Himanshu “Heems” Suri, actor/rapper Riz “Riz MC” Ahmed and producer Tom “Redinho” Calvert, the Swet Shop Boys explore the everyday struggles of South Asian and other Brown people moving through a world full of racial profiling and dangerous stereotypes. 

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#AfterSeptember11 Returns With Candid Stories of Fear, Islamophobia

The hashtag emerged as a response to 9/11 tributes that some feel dismiss the years of Islamophobia-induced violence and paranoia that impact Muslims, South Asians, Arabs and Sikhs.