Posts Tagged as ‘discrimination’

This teen a “terrorist”? Really?

From Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt: Like a lot of teenagers you may know, Mansimran is a basketball-loving, Starbucks-drinking, robotics-studying all-American guy. It shouldn’t surprise you that he’s funny, grounded and charming. It should surprise you that sometimes, when strangers see his turban and the color of his skin, they lean out their car [...]

January 24, 2012 by Mallika Dutt | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Meet Mansimran

Meet Mansimran. He’s an all-American guy who likes Starbucks, hoops, and robotics. He’s a student, an older brother, and an active member of his Sikh religious community. Sometimes, when strangers see his turban, and the color of his skin, they lean out their car window and call him a “terrorist.” He’s not alone: especially since [...]

January 20, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Our journey through the immigration system at Ellis Island

From Breakthrough’s media intern, Priya Shah: After covering the need for immigration reform in our blog posts, campaigns, and videos, we decided to take a field trip through immigration history and the system, as it stood many years ago.  On Wednesday, Breakthrough’s staff took a field trip to the Statue of Liberty and to Ellis [...]

July 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Federal Judge rules racism out of Arizona’s controversial immigration law

From our Restore Fairness blog. A federal judge issued a temporary injunction on some of the toughest portions of Arizona’s anti-immigration law SB1070 including the power for police to detain anyone “suspected” of being in the country illegally. Federal Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling came hours before the law was to take effect in response to a [...]

July 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Thank you, NAACP for calling out the Tea Party

Earlier this week, the NAACP called on the Tea Party to reject the racism that exists within its own ranks. Not surprisingly, Tea Party activists were outraged and denied that racism is a part of their movement — despite a clear, documented pattern of bigotry and hate.Yesterday, one of the Tea Party’s biggest leaders proved [...]

July 16, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough at Queens’ only Queer Film Series

Yesterday, Breakthrough came out for Queens’ only Queer Film Series – CINEMAROSA. Held at the Queens Museum, the event worked to highlight LGBT filmmakers’ work and work that touches on those issues. They screened Breakthrough’s film, “Esmeralda: A Transgender Detainee Speaks Out.“ In the film, we sat down with Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from [...]

June 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Arizonians against racist Arizona immigration law

The federal government hasn’t done enough to advance immigration reform, and now Arizona has responded with legal state discrimination. While the battle over the bill rages on, we’d like to say kudos to those in Arizona who are standing up for the rights of immigrants and right on the frontlines. Jesus Serrano, owner of a [...]

April 26, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

b-activists: Mr. Scary Guy teaches us not to judge

What’s the first thing you think about when you see a guy with tattoos from head to toe, piercings in places you didn’t know could be pierced, and a colorful Mohawk with a matching goatee? Well more than likely its not love, compassion, tolerance or pacifism. But that’s exactly what The Scary Guy is about. [...]

March 30, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

because we found it: Fat discrimination in health care professionals

There is a long list of health risks involved with being overweight, but apparently prejudice can be added to it. According to a Health.com article, women who are overweight can suffer a number of preventable health problems because of what they term as “fat discrimination.” That is—when seeking out treatment, overweight women are more likely [...]

January 22, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: What shade of brown is approved in India? An African-American and Indian tell their story

Growing up in India I never really thought about the color of my skin. It was only after living in London and New York that I began to conceive of myself as a person of color. I realize now that this was largely a symptom of my reasonably privileged class status in a country in [...]

October 8, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

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