“Having Sen Harris as an example of what it means to be the living, breathing product of such a prestigious historically black institution fills me with pride and confidence as I prepare to attend Howard in the fall.”
“There has never been a turbaned Sikh MP here, weird as that sounds. It is trailblazing. I could feel extra expectations,” the 38-year-old MP said at Portcullis House in London.
On the rights of Sikhs to wear turbans, Dhesi said, “It is important we take the lead in Britain to enshrine those rights, so that others around the world may follow. I will raise a voice for those Sikhs in Europe or elsewhere who cannot wear their articles of faith”.
Sad day, with a white terrorist (officially an act of terror) in London driving into a group of people leaving a mosque after prayers.
After the incident, Imam Mohammed Mahmoud stepped in to make sure the police could apprehend the white terrorist.
From the Washington Post:
Then, something remarkable happened: An imam from the mosque outside of which the attack took place came outside and persuaded the angry, grief-stricken crowd to practice peace, not violence.
Mayor Sadiq Khan told Sky News that Mahmoud’s actions “calming things down” were “what I’d expect from a good faith leader, from a good Muslim leader.”
In the criminal justice world, Harris is a divisive figure, too progressive for the law-and-order diehards and too draconian for those who embrace comprehensive change. … She launched a program that offered first-time drug offenders the chance to earn high school diplomas instead of going to prison. She also battled the release of inmates from California jails the Supreme Court had pronounced overcrowded.
Limerick councillor Stephen Keary, a local leader in Prime Minister Varadkar’s party, came under fire for racial remarks directed towards Eastern European immigrants.
Said Keary, “People have come here from Eastern Europe for the handouts. It has become a huge problem”. Keary is slated to become mayor of Limerick as a member of Fine Gael, so the comment comes at a critical time.
Members of the Solidarity and Labour parties have accused Varadkar of “emboldening” Fine Gael’s reactionary wing.
Keary defended his remarks, saying: “When a person from another country comes into our country without work, and who has never worked before, they do it for the social welfare benefit and all the trimmings which go with it.”
Interesting to see the racial dynamics play out in Ireland – where Eastern Europeans are seen as the underclass, and Varadkar’s elevation to the highest office in the land is seen as giving cover to racially-driven attacks coming from within his own party.
Chopra runs her own eponymous foundation in India providing education to the underprivileged. Philanthropy is almost second nature to her.
“I was raised in a home that always gave back. Every summer, my parents, both doctors, would go to villages in India in an ambulance and my job as an eight-year-old was to assist the pharmacist; it made me conscious of the world around me.”
Ro Khanna said that he is “concerned about what this deal means for suppliers and neighborhood grocery stores.” “We need to reorient antitrust policy to factor in the harm that economic concentration causes for American workers,”
Politics, to some extent, runs in the family. Two of Mr Varadkar’s uncles were imprisoned for campaigning – peacefully – for Indian independence. Ireland became a republic in the late 1940s, around the same time as Britain withdrew from India.
“The Indian American community has done very well… One day we may see an Indian American President – after all, this is the America we believe in”
– Rep. Bera