Neither Here nor There: Creating a Legally and Politically Distinct South Asian Racial Identity

Bijlani, Jagdish J.
September 2005
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal;Fall2005, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p53
Academic Journal
The article explores the argument that because of their collective racialized identity experience, South Asians should be identified as a legally and politically distinct group for the limited purpose of encouraging group empowerment. Furthermore, the author traces how the notions of race rely on physical and socio-political attributes to categorize racial groups and analyze how these traditional notions support the conclusion that South Asians should be classified as a distinct racial group.


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