QUOTA of QUOTES
“Both of them use their own biography to make people in the Republican Party who feel defensive about white nationalism or about racism, they make them feel good. Here are two minority candidates and their life stories are vindication of the fact that the U.S. is not a racist society.”—Sangay Mishra, a political science professor at Drew University in New Jersey who authored the book Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans, on presidential candidates Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy. (Time)
“I’m motivated to act when I see that the system isn’t working for our community. We need to address the dysfunction in Washington.” — Virginia Delegate Suhas Subramanyam, 37, on why he is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Washington Post)
“Your core values of free enterprise, fiscal discipline, family values and a firm foreign policy not only guide the Hindu American community, but our central tenets shared and fought by House Republicans and Republicans across America.”— Rep. Elise Stefanik, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, announcing the formation of the second Congressional Hindu Caucus, following one formed by Democrats a month earlier. (India Today)
“Can’t believe this needs to be said BUT you can be Indian and also support the country of your birth where you have been raised and more importantly the team your husband plus father of your child plays in.”—Vini Raman, wife of Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell, responding to hateful messages she received from Indian fans following Australia’s victory in the Cricket World Cup. (Instagram)
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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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