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People demonstrate at a “Black Lives Matter” rally to mark the death of George Floyd in Zurich, Switzerland.
(Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP) People demonstrate at a “Black Lives Matter” rally to mark the death of George Floyd in Zurich, Switzerland.
Indians comprise more than 80 per cent of the 5.4 million South Asians living in the US, according to a demographic fact sheet released by the civil rights-based non-profit South Asians Americans Leading Together (SAALT) in 2019.
The first Black Lives Matter protests in 2015 got many South Asians thinking about their positions on race.
She cautioned desis against a superficial, performance-only solidarity and called for difficult introspective questions that Black Lives Matter should raise.

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