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How Indian-Americans are becoming more vocal with their reporting of hate crimes

For the longest time, Indians who ran for office in the US were expected to bite their lips and avoid speaking about racism in America.

Last November, Indian American politician Ravinder Bhalla made news by being the first Sikh mayor of the New Jersey city of Hoboken, as well as one of the first public officials in the US to wear a turban. Now less than a year later, Bhalla is again in the headlines but for another reason: he is speaking out about the death threats that he, and his family, have received since his victory because of his Indian identity.




Read it at Economic Times

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