Is it time for Asian Americans and Latino Americans to ask to be considered “white”? (c)

This is the next article in the series “Is it time for Asian Americans and Latino Americans to ask to be considered “white”, “Is it time for Asian Americans and Latino Americans to ask to be considered “white” (a)”,  Razib’s  “Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act on Affirmative Action“, and “Is it time for Asian Americans and Latino … Continue reading Is it time for Asian Americans and Latino Americans to ask to be considered “white”? (c)

The end of the European age

I made the above chart for a presentation I’m working on. You notice that in 1913 Europe is 28% of the world’s population. In 2000 it is 13% of the world’s population. In 2019 Europe is almost certainly closer to ~10% of the world’s population (the above estimates for Europe include Russia). To the right, … Continue reading The end of the European age

humblebragging History-

Where Peter Frankopan in 'The Silk Roads' says Sita's abduction takes place in the Mahabharata ??‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/BTNJSIfkbW — Deepa Kumar (@dipaah) June 24, 2019 I’m really glad to know that the Greeks (read white people) were responsible for the Ramayan. That’s a huge weight off my mind. The author apologised in the following tweets but … Continue reading humblebragging History-

It’s not always Racism

A few trends emerged over this week’s. This is separate to MJ’s powerful post, which is about a different framework altogether. (1.) people are quick to blame racism for everything. In an age of no discrimination; people are going to select on intelligence, beauty and other such features. (2.) BAME is rapidly being tagged with … Continue reading It’s not always Racism

I am Brown, so what?

It has been six months since I assumed office as the key student-facing sabbatical officer of the University of Cambridge Graduate Union, in my fourth stint as a student leader in the Cambridge University student unions. The role has involved campaigning on multiple fronts, including on rent, divestment, anti-racism and international student concerns, and I … Continue reading I am Brown, so what?

Indian pluralism and a pluralistic India for a Brighter Future of Humanity

Recently, after my speech at the Leicester Vichar Manthan on how a truly Dharmic society promotes the idea of unity in diversity, a Bangladeshi friend was surprised when I said I have had a lot of close Muslim friends since my childhood. The latter was probably a direct questioning of the former (and of someone … Continue reading Indian pluralism and a pluralistic India for a Brighter Future of Humanity

Lord Indra was a tan man

I get a fair amount of email related to questions about Indian genetics, as well as calls for me to adjudicate various controversies. A major problem with any “Aryan invasion theory” or its descendants, which posit non-trivial gene flow from the Eurasian steppe, is the possibility that the Indo-Aryan ancestors of nearly all South Asians … Continue reading Lord Indra was a tan man

Afghan Peace Process; Postscript

From Dr Hamid Hussain Following was an exchange with an old Afghan hand of ISI.  It may be of interest to some.  His comments in normal font; mine in bold. 26 February 2019  Thanks Sir for opening more windows;  My comments essentially of a wandering dervish in red in your main text; Hamid ——- Dear … Continue reading Afghan Peace Process; Postscript