Meg Sri

Meg is a law student in California. She's interested in law and politics, intersectional feminism, criminal justice, human rights, freedom of the press, the law and feminism, and the politics of South Asia.

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Why Yale’s Graduate Student Union Hunger Strike Matters

Students from Yale’s newly-formed graduate student union, Local 33-UNITE HERE, declared an indefinite hunger strike last week in protest of the University administration’s refusal to engage in collective bargaining with them. 

Students from Yale’s newly-formed graduate student union, Local 33-UNITE HERE, declared an indefinite hunger strike last week in protest of the University administration’s refusal to engage in collective bargaining with them. 

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From Kuchibhotla to Kal Penn: How Hate Crimes Build Off Liberal Media

Yesterday, the New Yorker published a stirring article on Being Indian in Trump’s America, a rumination by Amitava Kumar on racial violence, hate crimes and the tensions that come with being South Asian in America. Around the same time, Indian American actor Kal Penn tweeted images of racist scripts offered to him at the beginning of his acting career. The two pieces, juxtaposed together, offer a handy depiction of hate: a dehumanization project that begins with media stereotyping and logically concludes in racist violence.

Yesterday, the New Yorker published a stirring article on Being Indian in Trump’s America, a rumination by Amitava Kumar on racial violence, hate crimes and the tensions that come with being South Asian in America. Around ...

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