BU students share experiences, challenges celebrating South Asian heritage among a primarily white student bodyLooking into South Asian culture from an outsider’s perspective, one might expect to encounter a monolith.
Perhaps one expects to find similar or identical cultures across all of the many countries that fit into the South Asian identity.
The South Asian identity encompasses the many cultures of several different countries, from India to Pakistan to Afghanistan.
Those who identify with these cultures take pride in their distinctiveness, finding meaning in the rich diversity within the South Asian identity.
Whether through speaking a South Asian language, eating food or participating in cultural activities, South Asian Americans immerse themselves in their culture despite the white majority of the United States and the BU campus.