By Rajan Zed For Northwest Asian Weekly We are commending Washington Governor Jay Inslee for drawing attention to the recent vandalizing of Bothell and Kent Hindu temples and stressing the need of standing against acts of intolerance and hate. Hindus are urging him to create a Washington Governor’s Task Force on Hate Crimes. Hindus are […]
Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days
Hindus nationwide are concerned after two incidents—roughing-up of a Hindu grandfather by police in Madison (Alabama) on February six resulting in partial paralysis and then scrawling of “GET OUT” on Bothell (Washington) Hindu Temple wall discovered on February 15—happened in a span of ten days. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada […]
EDITORIAL: APIs must continue to speak out against cultural misrepresentations
We’ve seen it before: A company misuses an Asian word or symbol, a politician makes a derogatory comment on Asians in a campaign ad. Usually, these actions are followed by angry letters. The issue goes viral on the Internet. Sometimes, the person or the company issues an apology, sometimes not.
Kali Mints sold by a Washington company upsets Hindus
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said that inappropriate use of Hindu deities or concept for commercial or other use is not acceptable