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The Price of Keeping Our Heads Down

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Anti-Black racism remains rampant among South Asians, as some of the reactions to vice-presidential hopeful Kamala Harris (who is of Indian and Jamaican heritage) show.

In this YouTube video, a Sikh American lays out eloquently the complicity of South Asians who submit to the “model minority” myth and ignore and participate in anti-Black systemic racism:




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Indrani Sen

Editorial director at Medium, mom, gardener, cook. Formerly at Quartz.

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