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It could be terrorism, but we don’t yet know. It could be someone who has a beef with Sikhs. It’s too early to talk about gun control. These statements ran in a continuous loop through my head yesterday, even when I wasn’t watching coverage of the mass shooting at an active gurdwara in a suburb of Milwaukee...

Read more: http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/08/how_long_before_islamophobias_toxic_spread_destroys_america.html

Yesterday morning the orgies of the lone gunman took hold in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a town in the dragnet of Milwaukee. He targeted a Gurdwara, the religious home of the local Sikh community....

Read more: http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/08/06/the-sense-of-white-supremacy/

The Oak Creek Gurudwara is my brother’s and frequently my parent’s sangat. Over the years, they have described to me how, with deep love and commitment, the community came together to build the Gurudwara....

Read more: http://www.racialicious.com/2012/08/06/hate-crimes-always-have-a-logic-on-the-oak-creek-gurudwara-shootings/

Serena Williams did more than win a gold medal on Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Saturday. With a rhythmic celebratory bounce in front of millions worldwide, she inadvertently set off a firestorm that is misguided and dripping with racist, patronizing overtones....

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/therootdc/post/serena-williams-and-the-crip-walk/2012/08/05/ade59954-df25-11e1-a19c-fcfa365396c8_blog.html

“The concept for the party is reflecting the immigrant experience,” Escobar says. “Kids are listening to their parents’ cumbias and salsas and, like, [hip-hop].”...

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/maracuyeah-creating-a-home-for-latin-music-in-washington/2012/11/07/2a64c9cc-277f-11e2-9972-71bf64ea091c_story.html

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