Hollywood in Black and White

October 06, 2016

Hollywood has no place for ethnic minorities.  As a “person of color”—and how I hate being identified this way—in the acting field, I couldn't feel any sympathy for the #OscarsSoWhite protest. Forget about not being nominated for the Oscars; we, the people I talk about here, the other...

Has Europe Failed to Integrate Muslims?

January 18, 2015

European minorities and majorities are moving away from each other on matters of social cohesion and identity politics. US President Barack Obama recently chastised British Prime Minister David Cameron about the failure of Europe to “integrate” its Muslims in the way the United States has...

Closing the Gaps: Nepal’s Marginalized Communities

January 12, 2014

Nepal’s constitution-making process has received limited participation from women and ethnic minorities. With a voter turnout of 70%, a new sense of optimism has emerged following Nepal’s November 19 elections — an exercise in reconciliation and democracy that held the potential...