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For Some Indian Immigrants, Caste Discrimination and Stigma Persists

For Some Indian Immigrants, Caste Discrimination and Stigma Persists

On a crisp October evening in 2001, Meena was cutting onions and potatoes in her tiny kitchen, sweat dripping down her face as she tried not to accidentally touch the stove. Her husband was watching an old Indian soap opera in the living room, lounging on a faded pink velvet couch, tired from the day’s […]

Brooklyn’s Muralists Take a Stand

Brooklyn’s Muralists Take a Stand

Many building walls all over Brooklyn are covered by 40-foot advertisements or sleek glass floor-to-ceiling windows. But the borough is also a gallery for muralists, cultivating waves of activist artists who seek to represent the communities around them. Sunset Park in particular, with its diverse immigrant population and sizable industrial buildings, is one neighborhood that […]