The grey areas in America’s understanding of race

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2020


Why should it have taken a Kamala Harris – half Jamaican, half Indian, all American – to show the United States that race isn’t a Black or White matter? Perhaps because people can be fairly “illiterate” about multiracial identity. So says Nitasha Tamar Sharma, a professor at Northwestern University specializing in African American and Asian … Continue reading “The grey areas in America’s understanding of race”

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Kamala Harris and the complexity of racial identity

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2020 / The National


Harris’s birth certificate alone illustrates the problem of rigid binary notions around identity in the US It has taken a Kamala Harris — half Jamaican, half Indian and by her own definition, all American — to show the United States and the world that race isn’t a black or white issue and there are grey areas in our understanding … Continue reading “Kamala Harris and the complexity of racial identity”

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Hey, Indian-Americans & other US Desis, Trump’s Bannon is coming for you next

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2017


Even if you’re not Muslim, you should be seriously worried about how to live in Trumpistan. To to be anything other than white and Christian means it may become increasingly hard to live and work and be successful in Trump’s America. Why? Because President Trump’s senior strategist is a man named Steve Bannon. I’ve written … Continue reading “Hey, Indian-Americans & other US Desis, Trump’s Bannon is coming for you next”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK