Falguni Sheth

Falguni A. Sheth is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Political Theory at Hampshire College. She is the author of Toward a Political Philosophy of Race (SUNY, 2009), explores state-driven racial divisions and persecution. She was formerly an Immigrant Rights Commissioner of San Francisco.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
OWS, Police Brutality, and the War on Terror: An Empire State of Mind
Over the last week, among the multiple images that horrified and angered the American public, two stood out: One is an image of Dorli Rainey, an 84 year old protester at Occupy Seattle with milk dripping from her face after being pepper-sprayed by a uniformed Seattle officer. Another is the video clip of a uniformed Davis, California police officer pulling out two cans of pepper-spray and directing it at the faces of non-aggressive, stationary student protesters at UC Davis. Both images have gone viral.
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Monday, October 18, 2010
Julia and Hinduism. Or, ‘We Are a Private, Christian Adoption Agency’
It was with a sigh of relief that I read of Governor Charlie Crist’s refusal to appeal the 3rd District Court of Appeal’s ruling upholding the rights of gay couples to adopt. I was nearly as pleased with his refusal as I was with the court’s ruling. And I am still wistful that Florida’s adoption agencies can still be so unfairly discriminatory against couples of mixed faiths. My spouse, of Christian heritage, and I, a Hindu by birth, were denied the ability to adopt several months ago, by an agency in Florida.
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Sunday, November 08, 2009
Reckoning With Ourselves: Malik Nadal Hasan
The news that a gunman who killed 12 people and injured 31 at the Ft. Hood Army Base in Texas sent me scurrying in anxiety for more information. In addition to the tragic deaths of so many servicemen and women, my fear was that it would be someone who was not Anglo, and even worse, would be an immigrant, or the possibly the worst outcome in the post 9/11 climate-that the shooter was somehow connected to being Muslim.
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