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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 27, 2011 No Comment
Amar Chitra Katha & The Politics of Race?

The “father of Indian comics,” Anant Pai, creator of the fabled Amar Chitra Katha (अमर चित्र कथा) comic books that generations of Indian children were reared on, passed away last Thursday. In my dusty library in India, I had stacks and stacks of ACK comics. In fact, some of my most memorable childhood moments […]

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Written By: aaminahm on February 21, 2010 1 Comment

Yesterday I was in Target shopping for a baby shower card with two friends that I’ve know since grade school.  My friend Tasha wondered aloud why there were no cards that represented black babies in the general baby shower gift card section. All of the cards had pictures of little white children, or animal figures. […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on May 15, 2009 1 Comment

A couple of days ago, I chanced upon a very provocative piece entitled “I’m In Ur Base, Imitatin Ur Doodz!” posted by Ta-Nehisi Coates on his blog at The Atlantic Online, where he’s a contributing editor. Here’s what caught my attention:

Often when a white person wants to give his opinion on something […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 9, 2009 12 Comments

A Republican Texan legislator, Betty Brown, created an uproar Tuesday by suggesting, during House Elections Committee testimony, that Asian-American voters should use names which are “easier for Americans to deal with.” Ramey Ko, a rep for the Organization of Chinese Americans, had earlier stated “that people of Chinese, Japanese and Korean descent often have […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 20, 2009 8 Comments

An article in ABC News Online a few weeks ago began: “To see the effects of racism based on skin color most clearly, one should go to the developing world. In richer countries people are increasingly comfortable, and successful, regardless of their natural skin color, but in many African countries like Senegal, trying to […]

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Written By: Cindy Lee on February 13, 2009 3 Comments

Why yes, I do have an age. Is it a diverse age? HOW CAN ANY AGE BE DIVERSE!?

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on November 22, 2008 No Comment

David Baddiel, a former judge for the coveted Booker Prize, my Times of India tells me, revealed that he has long held “narrow-minded” views against Indian authors writing in English. Among other things, he admits to “a prejudice that Indian novels are likely to be magical, mythic, sweepingly historical, quirky […]

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