Tag: culture equality
Among people of color, this question is universally panned and acknowledged as the most annoying ones we can receive. Still, we continue to be on the receiving end of it more times than we care to recall, in every situation imaginable.
We need to recognize Islamophobia as more than an idea that influences one religious group and see it as a fear that attacks the supposed foreignness of all Easterners and brown individuals.
It was over a month ago when FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball), one of the national organizations that oversees international basketball competitions, humiliated two Indian basketball players Amjyot Singh, 22, and Amritpal Singh, 23, by asking them to remove their turbans at an Asian Championship qualifier game in China. Yet again only last week, Anmol Singh was asked to remove his turban in a game in Qatar.
Retail giant Urban Outfitters has done it yet again. The major store, which tends to attract teenagers and young adults, is known for its tendencies to create and market items that commodify and appropriate other cultures. The Hindu community has not been immune to their practices.
BG Sheena shares her plight with racism while living in the populated East Harlem section of NYC, in this must-read hot topic. Through her eyes and at times comical words, we see the greater picture of racial injustice, and how it doesn't spread itself thinly even for young professional women living alone in the big Empire city.