QUOTA of QUOTES
“That American Dream we had is slipping away. I can see it slipping. We were taught that if you work hard and help your neighbors, opportunity will be endless for you. I don’t think that is the case anymore.”
– Yogesh Chawla, a data scientist who was elected on April 3 to the Board of Supervisors in Dane County, Wisconsin, representing the east side of Madison and the town of Blooming Grove. (Madison365.com)
“I thought it was a dumb idea at first. YouTube videos were cats playing piano.”
– Salman Khan of Khan Academy, recipient of The San Francisco Chronicle’s Visionary of the Year Award for 2018, who began posting educational videos on YouTube more than a decade ago and now has more than 62 million registered users in nearly 200 countries. (San Francisco Chronicle)
“No one should be stuck waiting more than 10 years for a green card. … Indians are being held hostage by our broken immigration system.”
– Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School. (New York Times)
“I had no identity in this country. I got it, and now they
want to take it away from me.”
– Heta Madlani, who spent two years as a mid-level staffer in the White House before returning to acting and starring in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas of Parsippany, New Jersey, who has worked since 2015 as a case manager for the state’s 211 help line, but could lose her job if the Trump Administration carries out its plan to rescind an Obama-era program that provided employment authorization to spouses of H-1B visa holders who were waiting for green cards. (New York Times)
“We can protect the Second
Amendment, and also pass common
sense gun legislation—that is possible.
I believe 90 percent of Americans
and the majority of people in
this district feel that way.”
– Suneel Gupta, brother of CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, who is running for Congress from Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. (MichiganRadio.org)
“Our kids deserve a curriculum that teaches students about LGBTQ issues. Too many children face bullying because of who they are.”
– Shailaja Dixit, who was among a group of Indian and Pakistani parents who attended a recent school board meeting in Fremont, California, to demand comprehensive science- based sexual health education. (The Aerogram)
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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