The state of Indiana has convicted Purvi Patel with the conflicting charges of feticide and neglect and punished her with 20 years in prison. We believe that racial stereotyping played a role in the scrutiny and criminalization Ms. Patel endured.
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) joins the nation in mourning the victims of the deadly shooting in Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub. During the month of Ramadan and a month dedicated to uplifting and celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) community, it is especially heartbreaking to mark the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history. We join our partners and allies, including the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD), the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), and SALGA-NYC in standing against the criminalization of entire communities in the face of this tragedy.
SAALT Issue Brief on 2014 Department of Justice Guidance for Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding the Use of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Or Gender Identity
This brief outlines the difference between the 2003 and 2014 versions of the DOJ Guidance regarding the use of protected characteristics in law enforcement and its impact on South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities.
SAALT and our allies are tracking hate crimes committed against South Asian, Sikh, Muslim and Arab communities.
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