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Tag Archives: South Asians
Kamala Harris Elected as the First Asian American US Vice President
Saturday morning, the press, after the latest batch of ballots were counted in Pennsylvania, called the presidential election for Joe Biden. By doing that, Americans made history by also electing the first woman and Asian American Vice President, Kamala Harris: … Continue reading
Congressional Representative Pramila Jayapal bill on South Asian Heart Disease Advances to Full House Vote
US Congressional Representative Pramila Jayapal’s bill H.R. 3131 on South Asian Heart Health has advanced to the point where it can be voted on by the full house. The bipartisan bill, co-introduced with Republican Joe Wilson in 2019, would fund … Continue reading
Posted in Health, Politics Tagged heart disease, Pramila Jayapal, seattle, South Asians 2 Comments
Asian American Medical Hazard: South Asian Heart Disease
Silicon Valley resident Mahendra Agrawal exercised regularly, maintained a health weight, and followed a vegetarian diet. When he went to the hospital with shortness of breath, doctors found that the 63 year old had obstructed coronary arteries. His reaction: “I’m … Continue reading
Asian American Taxi Drivers: Simultaneously Victims And Perpetrators Of Racism
After the September 11 attacks, Asian American cab drivers, particularly those of South Asian origin, were the victims of racism as some Americans spat upon, cursed, and even stabbed any one they thought was “Middle Eastern.” At the same time, … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Discrimination Tagged african-americans, South Asians, taxi drivers 2 Comments