Sandhya Dirks appears in the following:
Monday, January 01, 2024
More than a year after a Southern California school district banned the teaching of critical race theory, some Temecula Valley Unified students say it's resulted in more racism.
Monday, October 23, 2023
Some Palestinian Americans in the U.S. say they feel abandoned by the U.S., and fear rising anti-Palestinian sentiment and Islamophobia at home.
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Palestinian Americans are grieving over loved ones who have been killed, injured and trapped in Gaza amid Israel's bombardment. They also feel betrayed by the U.S. government's support of Israel.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
A bill in California awaiting the signature of Gov. Gavin Newsom would ban caste discrimination in the state. But the legislation has revealed deep divisions in the South Asian community.
Sunday, September 03, 2023
A look at the divide among Asian Americans over affirmative action.
Saturday, August 19, 2023
A two-year FBI investigation into allegations of abusive policing in two Bay Area communities has resulted in charges against ten police officers there.
Sunday, July 02, 2023
Myths about affirmative action being discriminatory against Asian Americans helped spread a narrative that college admissions meant to increase diversity were actually racist.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
The Kansas City Defender made the shooting of Ralph Yarl, a Black teenager, go viral. They've drawn attention to missing Black women. But not everyone agrees with their methods.
Sunday, May 21, 2023
The Kansas City Defender, a Black-owned news website, is gaining credibility and attention, especially after its coverage of Ralph Yarl, the Black teenager shot after knocking on the wrong door.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
In December, the University of California, San Francisco apologized for unethical experiments on prisoners half a century ago. It was doctors of color who started demanding change.
Monday, May 08, 2023
A task force in California approved recommendations on how the state can apologize to, and compensate, descendants of slavery. The recommendations head to state lawmakers next.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
For years Black and brown people have complained about racism, corruption and abuse by the Antioch, Calif., police. Now a racist text message scandal implicates almost half of the department.
Monday, April 17, 2023
What an almost entirely white Republican supermajority in a gerrymandered state acting to expel two young Black democratic politicians reveals about race and democracy.
Friday, April 07, 2023
Tennessee's Republican-led House voted to expel the two Black Democratic lawmakers who led a raucous protest from the House floor calling for gun law reforms. Their one White colleague was saved.
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Seattle is the first American city to protect people against discrimination based on caste. California could become the first state.
Sunday, February 19, 2023
In the U.S., what does it mean when a white family and a Black family share a last name — and one of their ancestors is a pioneer of Black history? How Black and white Woodsons became one family.
Thursday, January 05, 2023
South Asians are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the U.S., especially in battleground states. And out of all Asian Americans groups, they are the most politically liberal.
Monday, December 26, 2022
The FBI hate crime data for last year is so flawed and incomplete that experts are warning it could mask the real trend: a continuing and troubling rise in hate incidents and violence.
Monday, December 05, 2022
Georgia's next U.S. Senator will be the incumbent or a former NFL player. Both men are Black. The race pits the Black church's legacy of social justice against the white conservative evangelical vote.
Tuesday, November 08, 2022
Suburbs are now the most diverse areas in America. This transformation isn't just turning the suburbs "purple," it's also fueling so-called culture wars and white racial resentment.