Sandhya Dirks

Sandhya Dirks appears in the following:

Historians advise the president. The problem? The scholars were all white.

Sunday, September 04, 2022

In early August the White House invited an all-white group of historians to talk about threats to American democracy.

Comment

Biden's meeting with historians over threats to democracy draws criticism

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Historians were invited to the White House to advise President Biden on threats to democracy. But the group faced criticism for being all white, and for the historical parallels they discussed.

Comment

At the Jan. 6 hearings, race isn't discussed much. Still, it's a central issue

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The Jan. 6 Committee has been uncovering what led up to the insurrection. But just beneath the surface is a central cause of the riot — racism and the fear of losing white power.

Comment

The unspoken role of race in the Jan. 6 riot

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Jan. 6 committee has been uncovering what led up to the insurrection, but lurking beneath the hearings is a sometimes unspoken reason — race and the loss of white power.

Comment

Remembering the Oak Creek killings, a harbinger of white supremacist violence

Friday, August 05, 2022

Ten years ago, seven people died when a white supremacist opened fire at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisc. A decade later, hate crimes against South Asians and Sikhs are on the rise.

Comment

Community members remember the massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin

Friday, August 05, 2022

It was 10 years ago that a white supremacist opened fire at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek. Seven people died. A decade later, hate crimes against Sikhs and other South Asians are on the rise.

Comment

Criminalization of pregnancy has already been happening to the poor and women of color

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The symbol of the post-Roe era might not be coat hangers. It may instead be prison bars.

Comment

Pregnancy outcomes may be increasingly scrutinized by law enforcement

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Now that Roe is overturned, reproductive justice advocates say the U.S. is entering an era of policed pregnancy — women will be vulnerable to arrest and imprisonment for miscarriages or stillbirths.

Comment

Abortion is also about racial justice, experts and advocates say

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Shrinking access to abortion in Republican-controlled states has already hit people of color hardest. They will bear the brunt if Roe v. Wade is overturned, experts and advocates say.

Comment

Striking down 'Roe v. Wade' will hit people of color hardest, activists say

Monday, May 09, 2022

Communities of color have already been hard hit by abortion bans and will continue to bear the brunt if Roe is overturned. Reproductive justice activists say abortion access is a racial justice issue.

Comment

Some South Asian Americans believe caste-based prejudices exist in the U.S.

Monday, May 02, 2022

Some South Asians see the caste system as a reality in the United States and others do not. California State University and others have added caste as a protected category against discrimination.

Comment

The LA Riots, 30 years later

Friday, April 29, 2022

Since Los Angeles exploded three decades ago, some things have changed and so much remains the same.

Comment

The Los Angeles Riots still resonate after 30 years

Friday, April 29, 2022

30 years ago Friday, the police officers who beat Rodney King were found not guilty — and people took to the streets in Los Angeles to protest. Here's how the Los Angeles Riots are still relevant.

Comment

1 year after the Atlanta spa shootings, a look at the movement to Stop Asian Hate

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

On the anniversary of the spa shootings in Atlanta, we look at the long history of Anti-Asian hate, from pandemic-related hate to the fetishization of Asian women.

Comment

Civil rights activists are prepared to fight for Jackson's nomination to the court

Friday, March 04, 2022

The confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson are set for March 21. Activists who pushed for a Black woman are excited and ready for a fight.

Comment

Civil rights activists rally behind Supreme Court pick — and prepare for the backlash

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Civil rights activists are rallying behind the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, and preparing for the possibility of a rough confirmation process.

Comment

Why does Black History Month matter?

Saturday, February 26, 2022

There is an ongoing debate as to whether U.S. history segregates Black history in February or whether Black History Month brings forward necessary untold stories.

Comment

Black history is more than one month, but February matters

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Black history is more than a month — and it's more than just the sanitized story of the same handful of heroes told over and over.

Comment

A Black woman on the High Court is a good start. But representation has limits.

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

With President Biden set to appoint the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice, Black women in the legal profession reflect on the limits and promises of representation.

Comment

Black women in the legal profession reflect on how long it's taken to get this far

Monday, February 07, 2022

As President Biden is set to fulfill his promise to nominate a Black woman justice to the Supreme Court, Black women in the legal profession talk about the significance of the moment.

Comment