Tasneem Raja Tasneem Raja is a Senior Digital Editor for NPR's Code Switch.

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Critics are taking aim at the coalition of Americans pushing "to rethink essentially everything about the way we treat each other." Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Hank Azaria was once asked how the Simpsons writers created one of his most famous characters: Apu. "Right away they were like, 'Can you do an Indian accent and how offensive can you make it?'" Sylvar/Flickr hide caption

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What's So Funny About The Indian Accent? Episode 15

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Comics Maz Jobrani and Aparna Nancherla On Their 'Difficult' Names: Episode 12

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Semi-Automatic Weapons Without A Background Check Can Be Just A Click Away

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A reconstruction of Kennewick Man sculpted to resemble the Ainu people of Japan, considered by some at the time to be his closest living relatives. Now, a link to Native Americans has been confirmed. Brittney Tatchell/Smithsonian Institute hide caption

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Oh, weird, a street scene in Mumbai where everything isn't covered in neon clouds of dust. Is this really even India? Subhendu Sarkar/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Dear White Artists Making Music Videos In India: Step Away From The 'Holi' Powder

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