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Pages such as South Asian Nation, The Indian Feminist, The Woke Desi, and South Asians for Black Lives are popular and outspoken on issues such as colorism, xenophobia, and politics within South Asian communities.

The South Asian Nation regularly posts about issues such as the hypocrisy of Bollywood celebrities standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, racism among South Asian American parents, female oppression in South Asian families, and taboos around sexual identity in the ‘desi’ community.

Caste in the diasporaThenmozhi Soundararajan runs Equality Labs, a popular Ambedkarite South Asian organisation in the United States, that hopes to drive some of these conversations.

“If you look at the majority of South Asian professors, directors of nonprofit organisations, or executive directors in general – they are mostly Brahmin,” Soundararajan said.

Caste issues become racial issues become other issues, and it’s important to understand that a caste mindset leads to an anti-black mindset.”

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