South Asian

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Disney Jr. Enlists All-Desi Cast for 'Mira, Royal Detective'

Aparna Nancherla, Jameela Jamil and Kal Penn will lend their voices to the animated series about a girl who solves mysteries in a fictional South Asian kingdom.

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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.

The Latest in a 10-Year Battle Over How California Teaches South Asian History

For more than 10 years, conservative Hindu groups have been trying to make controversial changes to history textbooks in California. Opponents—who say their changes erase the caste system and certain South Asian identities—just won an important victory.

South Asians Are Celebrating Their Melanin With #UnfairAndLovely and It's Beautiful

The creators hope the campaign will fight colorism and promote solidarity among dark-skinned people worldwide.

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.

Report: South Asian Americans Still Under Attack 13 Years After 9/11

But there’s hope.

A New Plan Emerges to Restore Yoga To Its South Asian Roots

A new initiative called South Asian American Perspectives on Yoga in America is underway.

Das Racist's Himanshu Suri: Rapper, Jokester, Community Organizer?

The joke-rap critical darling has never shied away from race and politics. Now he’s heading home, to help SEVA NY fight for fair representation for Queens’ newest immigrant communities.

People I Love: South Asian Women Who Make Change

These political trendsetters are helping to lead the call for racial, economic and gender justice.

Indian American Candidates' Influence Slowly Growing

Sandip Roy at New America Media gets into the growing world of South Asian American politics.

South Asians Still Shopping for Designer Baby Boys

For some, it’s never an issue of choice.

South Asians: Time Magazine's Sorry You're Offended

The editors issue a non-apology after Joel Stein’s humor column offers up racist stereotypes.