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Poverty, Cultural Barriers Haunt Desi Youth

Demographics, Immigration, South Asian, Youth January 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm

A new study paints a grim picture of the plight of South Asian youth in New York City, with many living below poverty line and struggling against cultural barriers at home, reports Desi Talk.

People from different communities watching the presidential debate at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights. Organizers also screened a documentary on Malala Yousafzai after the debate. (Photo via VOPA)

Attack on Malala Yousafzai Reverberates in NY’s Desi Enclaves

New York, Politics, South Asian October 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

The Taliban attack on 15-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai reverberates in Americans of Pakistan descent 10 days after she was shot in the head while riding in a school bus in Mingora, the largest city of the Swat Valley in Pakistan’s troubled northwest.

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NYC’s South Asian Workers Underpaid, Exploited and Harassed

Business, Labor August 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

A new study offers a glimpse of the hazardous working conditions, wage theft and harassment that South Asian workers in New York endure, News India Times reports. It also highlights a burgeoning movement to address this exploitation.