Skin Color in India

This article by Chryselle D’Silva Dias on Global Post looks at skin color in India and the way some people are fighting back against the view that lighter skin is better. Included is an example of a commercial for a skin whitening cream.

http://www.globalpost.com/article/6743152/2016/03/07/india-unfair-and-lovely

Racism, Chinese Restaurants, and Immigration in Early-20th Century US

Fascinating story on the history and proliferation of Chinese restaurants in the United States, and their link to immigration and limitations on immigration.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/02/22/467113401/lo-mein-loophole-how-u-s-immigration-law-fueled-a-chinese-restaurant-boom?utm_content=buffer5925e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Another View on Headscarves and Islam By Asra Q. Nomani and Hala Arafa, the Washington Post

“Please do this instead: Do not wear a headscarf in “solidarity” with the ideology that most silences us, equating our bodies with “honor.” Stand with us instead with moral courage against the ideology of Islamism that demands we cover our hair.” Asra Q. Nomani and Hala Arafa

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/12/21/as-muslim-women-we-actually-ask-you-not-to-wear-the-hijab-in-the-name-of-interfaith-solidarity/

“Dear Justice Scalia: Here’s what I learned as a black student struggling at an elite college” By Afi-Odelia Scruggs

“The mismatch argument is flawed because it assumes under-prepared black students will opt to fail instead of push to succeed. Ultimately, I wonder what proponents are actually trying to protect: a system that includes black students who are like I was, or a status quo that keeps them out?”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/12/11/dear-justice-scalia-heres-what-i-learned-as-a-black-student-struggling-at-an-elite-college/