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QUOTA of QUOTES

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
July 2021
QUOTA of QUOTES

“Women with stories like mine, they matter. Women who look like me matter. And representation does, in fact, matter, especially when we have a school district that represents 90 percent students of color.”—Jilly Gokalgandhi, who recently won a seat on the Milwaukee School Board. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

 

 

 


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“I don’t want us to over-police our communities. As a man of color, the son of immigrants who is married to a black woman, and father to bi-racial children, these issues hit home for me.”—Nishant Joshi, who was sworn in June 7 as the new police chief of Alameda, California. (India West)

 

 

 

 

 


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“On the tennis court, no one really says my name right. And I do think that contributes to a lack of self-confidence on the court. I’ve never corrected anybody on the tennis court, and I don’t know why it is.”—Kriti Sarav, 16, a tennis-playing student at University of Chicago Laboratory School, speaking during a podcast about her struggle to embrace her Indian-American identity. The podcast, entitled “My Very Own Bully,” won the high school grand prize in this year’s NPR Student Podcast Challenge. (NPR)

 

 

 

 

 


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“I thought I will come down to see what help I could offer, maybe arrange some doctors at the site and leave. But when I saw the condition of the elderly farmers, my heart just wouldn’t allow me to leave.”— Dr. Swaiman Singh, a cardiologist from New Jersey, whose five-day visit to provide medical assistance to farmers protesting outside New Delhi has been extended indefinitely. (Al Jazeera)

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]



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