Post Tagged with: "South Asians"

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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.

A cricket game at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. (Photo by Chris Goldberg, Creative Commons license)

Cricket Gains New Grounds in NYC

Caribbean, In the News, South Asian, Sports November 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

A growing number of immigrants from the West Indies and South Asia have turned cricket into a more common sight on city fields. Queens Courier reports that with seven leagues, an annual NYPD cricket tournament and plenty of word-of-mouth, cricket’s popularity is quickly rising.

Some South Asian-American candidates, from left: Abe George, former candidate for Brooklyn district attorney; public advocate candidate Reshma Saujani; Natraj Bhushan, candidate for the 48th City Council District. (Photo montage by Chester Soria via Gotham Gazette)

South Asian Voters Hope for Landmark Year

Elections 2013, Politics, South Asian July 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

There are currently no elected official of South Asian descent in City Council or in a citywide political position but the upcoming elections could change that. Gotham Gazette examines the challenges facing South Asians when it comes to politics, and speaks to candidates who call this year a potential “tipping point.”

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Muslim Issues

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Muslim Issues

Mayoral candidates at an Arab-American mayoral forum vowed to protect religious freedoms but differed on surveillance of Muslims by the NYPD and Brooklyn College’s recent sponsorship of a panel on boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

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Plenty of Patriotism and Education, But Little Knowledge of U.S. History

Immigration, South Asian July 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Though many Indian immigrants pride themselves on their American patriotism — as well as some of the highest incomes and education levels of any ethnic group in America — some have limited knowledge of American history, News India Times reported after quizzing several first generation Indian-Americans.

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Crime, Politics March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mitt Romney finds a friendly crowd at a fundraiser held by Greek-American supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis; the MS-13 gang makes inroads in New York City; a racial disparity for homeless families; and a study finds that racial profiling of South Asians continues in NYC.