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Opinion: A Defense of Dharun Ravi

Crime, In the News, South Asian May 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Throughout the trial of Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, Ravi’s support in one community has not flagged: South Asian immigrants have rallied for Ravi, and defended him against his critics. A columnist in News India Times last week lashed out against the judge who admonished Ravi during his sentencing, and accused newspapers that have criticized Ravi of hypocrisy.

Car Wash workers in Jamaica, Queens, demanded better treatment and wages. (Photo by EDLP / Gloria Medina)

Voices in Focus: Obama Scores With Jewish and Indian-American Voters

Labor, Politics May 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Some good news for President Obama from two ethnic communities; South-Asian supporters of the Rutgers student accused of anti-gay bullying plan a rally; car wash workers in Queens protest their work conditions; and a record-breaking fundraiser by an Irish-American charity organization.

Rafi Daugherty was raised as a girl in an Orthodox community in the Midwest, but transitioned to his male identity as an adult. (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

‘It Gets Better’ for LGBT Jews, Too

Culture, LGBTQ April 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

To accompany the release of the “It Gets Better” book, based on the web series that urged LGBT teens to look forward to a brighter future, The Jewish Daily Forward published three young Jews’ accounts of their journey to adulthood.

Illustrations by Liana Finck will be on display tonight at the Museum at Eldridge Street (Art by Liana Finck via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Voices in Focus: Will Rutgers Verdict Cause a Collison of Gay and Immigrant Rights?

Crime, Culture March 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

Colorlines asks if the possible deportation of the Rutgers student convicted of hate crimes will put the gay and immigrant rights movements in conflict; beloved gaming arcade Chinatown Fair may reopen; illustrations based on letters to a Yiddish paper’s advice column will go on display tonight; and other news from the community and ethnic press.

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