Sunday 21st December 2014,

Posts by Tag: South Asian Americans Leading Together»

Community Issues

South Asian American Upset New Profiling Limits Won’t Apply to Them at Airports

posted by Randall

airport securitySouth Asian American groups joined others in condemning new racial profiling guidelines that stop short of ending the extra scrutiny they must go through at airports.

South Asian Americans Leading Together, the Sikh Coalition, and the National Network for Arab American Communities all released coordinated, but separate statements saying the guidelines didn’t go far enough.… Read more

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Asian Americans Call for National Dialogue on Race Post-Ferguson

posted by Randall

FergusonReaction from Asian American civil rights groups and leaders remains overwhelmingly negative to the grand jury decision not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown (Photo by Debra Sweet).

Many called for a national dialogue on racism and a Department of Justice inquiry into the matter.

“We continue to urge … Read more

Community Issues

White House Announces Task Force To Address Hate Crimes

posted by Randall

White HouseWhite House officials Thursday  announced the formation of a high-level task force to address hate violence nationwide, including violence aimed at South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Arab, and Middle Eastern communities.  South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) applauded the announcement as a critical step forward for our communities nationwide.  SAALT is deeply engaged in addressing … Read more

Blogs

Colorlines: Tensions Between South Asians & Blacks May Be Averted in Ferguson

posted by Randall

FergusonThe tensions after the verdict in the Rodney King beating between Korean Americans and blacks in Los Angeles appear to have been averted between South Asian and African Americans in Ferguson.

Deepa Iyer is the former executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together. She went to Ferguson this week to take part in the … Read more

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Asian Fortune: South Asian American Coalition embarks on new beginning

posted by Randall

Suman RaghunathanThe new executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together or SAALT has the energy, passion and smarts you would expect of someone leading a national civil rights organization.

Just two months into her new job and the second Executive Director SAALT has ever had, Suman Raghunathan is traveling the country meeting the community she … Read more

Community Issues

SAALT names new Executive Director

posted by Randall

Suman RaghunathanSouth Asian Americans Leading Together or SAALT has named Suman Raghunathan its news executive director.

Raghunathan will take over from Deepa Iyer who has been with the organization for more than ten years and who will stay on as a strategic advisor in a consultancy role.

Raghunathan will begin her new position on February 3. … Read more

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Let’s not forget Sangeeta Richard in Indian diplomat uproar. #StandwithSangeeta

posted by Randall

Devyani KhobragadeThis is getting hella crazy.

Protestors in Mumbai ransacked a Dominos Pizza venting their outrage at the American owned chain over the arrest, strip and cavity search of an Indian diplomat in New York, reports CBS.

Devyani Khobragade (pictured here) is accused of lying on a visa application and paying her maid about $3 … Read more

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