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Objective discrimination vs “Experienced” discrimination

If you had asked me 10 years ago if I had ever experienced discrimination, I would have thought for a few seconds and said no. As my education in social sciences along with interaction with the political sphere increased, I … Continue reading

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A woman economist? You have got to be kidding!

I was once told by my grandmother that I don’t look as intelligent as I am. I didn’t know how to react to the comment, but as the years have flown, this has come to explain a lot in my … Continue reading

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Being a Brown Ugly Immigrant: The Other Side of Expat Life

I spent a year in Beirut, between 2012-13. I was studying there at the American University (AUB), a place that had a mythical existence in my head ever since I got to know about it. Hamra, where AUB is located, … Continue reading

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The Other Part of Racism

I remember last summer, when my family was having the usual union at our home in Ahmedabad, when one of my neighbors found time to indicate to my mom the absence of curves on my body. I have had other … Continue reading

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