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Activist, students discuss U.S. race relations

Deepa Iyer, a South Asian American activist, writer and lawyer, spoke to Pitt students about her recent book, “We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future” in the William Pitt Union Wednesday evening. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Zane Crowell | Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

Deepa Iyer was working in the Civil Rights division of the Department of Justice when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. She immediately thought about two different groups of people — those killed in the attacks and those in the South Asian community she belonged to....

Japanese students come of age

Asian Studies Center acting associate director Lynn Kawaratani congratulates a participant at Wednesday’s Coming of Age ceremony. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Prachi Patel | Staff Writer

January 11, 2018

Wrapped in a floral kimono, sophomore Nika Tanimoto hurried up to the podium in the ballroom of the University Club, bowed and accepted a delicate black umbrella. It was a token of celebrating her coming of age. “Today I am celebrating becoming an adult,” Tanimoto, an English major at Yasuda University in Japa...

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