What M.I.A.’s Comments About BLM Say About South Asian Solidarity

April 21, 2016

  This morning, Brit-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. was reported as saying in the current issue of ES Magazine that Black Lives Matter is a limited movement. “It’s not a new thing to me — it’s what Lauryn Hill was saying in the 1990s, or Public Enemy in the 1980s. Is Beyoncé or Kendrick Lamar going to say … Read More

The PoC Politic Of Getting Into Formation

February 9, 2016

  Last week, I published a frustrated piece on Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend,” exhausted that I have to reiterate what South Asians and other people of color have been saying for generations — the co-option, then ridiculing, then romanticizing of our struggles and cultures by white people for entertainment isn’t cute anymore. And yet, here we are. … Read More