Minorities

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Minorities

A Class Divided: Powerful Lessons in Group Hatred

After the death of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, a Third-grade teacher in a small town of Iowa named Iowa Jane Elliott did one of the most path-breaking experiments with her students to teach them the curse of discrimination and what hate does to people.  An experiment that was

07 Jan 19 3 min read
Minorities

“Are my hair just like yours, Mr. President?”

It is a tradition in White House that a departing staff members get to have photographs taken of their family with the President. So, Carlton Philadelphia, a Marine and member of the National Security Council, brought his family to get photographed with President Obama. Carlton, Roseane, and sons, Jacob and

24 May 12 1 min read
India

Sikhs being humiliated at International Airports

Rajya Sabha got up against [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Rajya-Sabha-condemns-harassment-of-Sikhs-at-international-airports/articleshow/11026349.cms] the treatment of Sikhs at the International airports – specifically the European ones. > Rajya Sabha on Wednesday condemned the repeated humiliation of Sikhs who were being forced to remove their turbans in the name of security at

07 Dec 11 1 min read
Corruption

Mayawati has a special offer

Mayawati has a special offer in her inbox.  And the offer comes all the way from Europe.  Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is offering to get her [http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_julian-assange-takes-a-dig-at-mayawati_1584020] brand new British sandals in exchange for political asylum in India. Julian Assange’s Wikileaks had mentioned

06 Sep 11 1 min read
Minorities

Are Cricket Umpires Racist?

A study on bias in cricket is long overdue. The  sport is data rich – names of bowlers, batsmen and umpires are readily  available. Crunch all that data and it won’t be hard to figure out if umpires  are handing down tricky decisions based on race, colour and country. International

13 Mar 11 4 min read
Corruption

Be prepared to welcome 400 million refugees by 2015

Displacing farmers out of their farmland is the neo-liberal economic growth model – prescribed by World-Bank so that India can throw away its agrarian economy and embrace the new world order. The govt already have established its control over water, forests, seeds, agriculture markets – and now it wants to take away

09 Apr 10 2 min read
Minorities

Attacks on Sikh Family in CA and SALDEF

Going further on the racist attacks on the Sikhs [https://drishtikone.com/?q=blog/sikh-called-terrorist-ups], here is how the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund [http://saldef.org/content.aspx?&a=3638] (SALDEF) helped prosecute 4 youth assailants who attacked a Sikh family. [sent by Ms S. Sahni] > In

31 Dec 08 1 min read
Minorities

Truth of American Justice system

[http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Prisoner_population_rate_UN_HDR_2007_2008.PNG] Image via Wikipedia [http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Prisoner_population_rate_UN_HDR_2007_2008.PNG] A lot is said of the treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo and shame is expressed at the human rights

26 Jul 08 3 min read
Minorities

Rape of Minors and official + religious sanction?

Two minor girls are kidnapped in Pakistan aged 12 and 10. They are Christians. The kidnappers convert them to Islam forcibly and “marry” them (euphemism for rape). The Muzaffargarh District Court [http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2084] holds the marriage and conversion valid …. and, this is amazing.

24 Jul 08 1 min read
India

Peace loving and violence: a dialogue of Kashmiris

“Stop talking of Kashmir, if you do not know what happens there!” burst out Khurshid.  He had been listening to the self gloating talk of four guys who had been praising how the Indian Government was handling the situation.  He had seen how his younger brother’s bullet ridden body

17 Jun 08 3 min read
Europe

Xenophobia in Germany

A comment [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/?q=xenophobic_germans_beat_up_indians_in_germany#comment-4380] was left on my quite an old post on xenophobic situation in Germany and how Indians were beaten, by a gentleman names – Wilder Robert.  He has opened – and is encouraging people to also

23 Sep 07 2 min read
India

How Derivative Perceptions Affect our Success

“We need to be treated as special kids in special schools” Shonya (name changed) said to the Cultural Diversity Manager.  The Cultural Diversity Group (CDG) had been set in this Big Four Consulting firm and the Manager was in Texas to kickstart one chapter here.  We had come together from

02 Jul 06 3 min read
India

Racism, Stereotyping and the Ostriches!

This is what this blogger Krish says about Racism [http://krishworld.com/politics/?p=241] and how it is only an obsession of a “primitive” society – whoever heard of Europe’s or Australia’s racism.. or that in the US?!  The truth is that as Gaurav says – its a natural

16 Jan 06 2 min read

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