Aretha Franklin was perhaps one of the biggest giants of soul music and indeed of American pop music as a whole.
I want queer Chinki people to reclaim their sexual selves and embrace the potential of queer love even if it is in a place where so many of us grew up hating ourselves.
In 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings', Maya Angelou recounts her traumatic childhood of growing up as a black woman in a white community.
Samir Rishu Mohanty aka Big Deal's “Are You Indian?” talks about racism against Northeast Indians in a very direct tone.
When news like the UberPool attack come out, everyone is enraged but they fail to check how they contribute to the culture of racism that is thriving and often brushed off everyday.
Their rising fame of BTS has brought with it an alarming amount of scepticism. Some of it stemming from Western audiences unable to understand how music in another language could capture the hearts and minds of people all over the world.
My mongoloid features did not fit in anywhere in the homogenous-Hindu identity of India; not even in my own state of Jammu and Kashmir, and spurred many instances of racism.
What makes these shows with brown people leads difficult for me, is that every one of them vies for or ends up with a white individual.
Brands try to position their products as inclusive and diverse, but a recent racist ad by Dove shows how superficial this commitment often is.
I was really conscious of the ascribed North-East identity only when I left Shillong and arrived in Delhi.
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