Mayor Ravi Bhalla Declares Hoboken “Fair and Welcoming City”

January 5, 2018

Ravi Bhalla, the first Sikh man to become a mayor in New Jersey, was sworn into his new position as mayor of Hoboken on New Year’s Day. His first action as mayor was to declare Hoboken a “fair and welcoming city” by executive order. While the declaration shies away from the word “sanctuary,” perhaps in … Read More

Here Are A Bunch of Racist Mailers That Are Also Offensively Tacky

November 8, 2017

Since bigotry and fearmongering continue to be a winning political strategy in US elections, it’s not a surprise that many candidates during this off-year cycle have cashed in on anti-immigrant, racist rhetoric and campaign imagery. It is worth noting, though, as the 2017 elections wrap up, how blatantly obvious and revolting this messaging was in … Read More

Faceless Racists Are Worried About Asians Taking over Edison, New Jersey

November 4, 2017

Local elections can get ugly, but Edison, New Jersey’s school board elections just took it to the next level. This week, an anonymous campaign mailer appeared in residents’ mailboxes proclaiming, “Make Edison Great Again.” What is keeping Edison from being great already? All the Asians, apparently. Some mysterious concerned citizens of Edison took it upon … Read More

Insecure News Anchors Diss Child Genius Spelling Bee Champ

June 4, 2017

Today in white fragility: 12-year old winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Ananya Vinay, proves her intellectual prowess and a grown, white woman can’t let her have her god damned moment. 12-year-old Ananya Vinay won the National Spelling Bee so naturally CNN had her on to spell “covfefe” and say some racist stuff to … Read More

Flying as Waris Ahluwalia

February 9, 2016

This morning, Sikh actor-cum-designer Waris Ahluwalia was denied the right to board an AeroMexico flight heading for New York. Airline personnel detained him prior to boarding his flight from Mexico City because he refused to remove his turban (what Sikhs call a dastar) for a security check. Ahluwalia explained to New York Daily News that he would … Read More