Author Archives: sayitaintsho

Delving into Quora!

I’ve been passively reading on Quora for a long time now, intimidated to answer anything myself because the site has attracted people at the top of every field to answer most every question. Today, though, I stumbled across a question … Continue reading

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New FBI Stats: Drastic Rise In Reported Hate Crimes

[cross posted at The SAALT Spot] The FBI recently released its annual Hate Crime Statistics report. It showed a 50% increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes over 2009 levels, and a spike of 11% in anti-Latino hate crimes. This isn’t a coincidence: … Continue reading

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Discrimination and Silicon Valley

I’ve touched on the topic of discrimination in Silicon Valley before, but in the last few weeks, there have been several examples of it entering (relatively) mainstream consciousness. I’m glad to see this being discussed more widely, as it brings … Continue reading

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Keep Families Together

[cross posted at The SAALT Spot] When I was fifteen, I remember seeing this image plastered across news outlets: The boy, then six years old, is Elian Gonzalez. Caught up in a family dispute between relatives in Miami, Florida and … Continue reading

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Happy Diwali

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A Day in the Life

[cross-posted at The SAALT Spot] On 9/11/11, I spent a few hours watching memorial services and the footage from 9/11/01 that MSNBC has re-aired every year since. It’s incredibly difficult, but I’ve found it important over the past decade to take … Continue reading

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NY-9 Heats Up

[cross-posted at The SAALT Spot] It must be election time again, because Park51 is back in the news. The special election to replace former Queens representative Anthony Weiner will take place on September 13th. Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 in … Continue reading

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Knowing Is Half the Battle

[cross-posted at The SAALT Spot] When I started off as a Field Fellow for SAALT, I expected the work to be pretty tough. We have ambitious deliverables to meet, and I thought I’d be running up against a lot of … Continue reading

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2012: Eye on Immigration

[cross posted at The SAALT Spot] As we enter another election season, we should be keeping even closer tabs on how candidates are discussing immigration. Last night, the GOP candidates squared off for the first time in Iowa. Not all of … Continue reading

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Comedy Revisited

Someone on the Twitterverse pointed to me to this hilarious clip from Stephen Colbert. We are treated to a FOX correspondent’s comparison of birth control and abuse counseling to spa treatments, as well as Colbert’s reliable evisceration of the absurd: … Continue reading

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