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Rummana Hussain

Editorial board member and columnist

Rummana Hussain is an editorial board member and a columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times.

The crippling natural disaster is another example of how the actions of economically stronger and more powerful nations, however unintentional, can have a crushing impact.
Many places around the world are deemed dangerous. Violence does exist in these locales. But as in Chicago, there’s more to the story, and if a living hell exists for some residents here or elsewhere, it’s because someone is stoking the fire.
I didn’t think I had it in me. Turns out, I do. I have gotten used to working from home. Yet, I still yearn to be working in a fully operational newsroom again where my colleagues and I can collaborate and gossip face to face.
American supporters of the BJP and its affiliated ultra right-wing, paramilitary organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh manage to steamroll anyone who calls out India’s abysmal treatment of Muslims, oppressed castes and other minorities.
The Al Jazeera’s correspondent’s shooting death barely made the local news last week.
Rock described the “Summer of Soul’s” creative team as Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and “four white guys.” One of those “guys,” Joseph Patel, is South Asian.
A South Asian woman orbiting the same spaces as me always guarantees one thing: We will be confused for each other.
I didn’t know it then, but an incident during my sophomore year of high school encapsulates how many of us have had to douse our indignation and grievances, especially on matters of race, for the sake of white comfort.
But the resolution has been gutted so as to appease the Consulate of India in Chicago and other defenders of India’s right-wing nationalist prime minister and his reactionary political party.