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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: aaminahm on January 30, 2010 No Comment

I had my children watch the Rosa Park’s story. I asked my daughter “What did Rosa Park’s say?” She said “Rosa Parks said that her grandfather taught her that all people were equal. And as long as you had dignity, no matter what race you were no one could take that away from you.”

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Written By: aaminahm on April 2, 2009 5 Comments

Today Usree and I traveled together from San Francisco to Columbus, OH. We had a three hour stop over in Minneapolis, which turned out to be unforgettable for all of the wrong reasons. First of all it was obvious that we  stood out. We were the only women of color and my Islamic headscarf was […]

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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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