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Help! We Don't Know What 'We' Are, And Things Are Changing!

By: on 12 Jul 2009

As you may have noted if you have followed this blog or many others relating to matters South Asian and authored by people racialised in the United States, there is a substantial amount of debate about what various terms mean or which ones to use.  The constancy of this debate is interesting in and of itself, even if its content is tired for people who have already participated in them - why do South Asian Americans or whatever we call ourselves create spaces that continuously and neverendingly debate what the label for the community is?

An American Perspective on Race and Civil Liberties in the UK

By: on 28 Mar 2009

I. I saw a programme today on the tele which interviewed young people about what they thought of a school programme that allows them to pay for their food with their fingerprint.  The fingerprint is hashed into a number, which is then stored in a fairly unsecure room on a server, according to a school official.  The school official said that it would be impossible to reconvert the number back into a fingerprint, which the show later pointed out has already been done by a team in Japan.

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