Jaya Padmanabhan

What the PG& E blackouts taught us about disruptions, good and bad

The dictionary defines disrupt as causing “disorder or turmoil in,” originating from the Latin word disruptus, in the mid 1600s, meaning to burst asunder.

Don’t aggregate Asians into one category in the 2020 Census

A member of the Asian American Coalition for Education has launched a campaign to remove sub-Asian race options in the 2020 census.

Language used as a weapon to exclude at U.S. borders

Research found that the asylum seekers came from 28 different countries, and spoke 36 different primary languages.

Legacy Film Festival brings fresh take on aging

The films are about resiliency, hope, and overcoming loneliness.

African immigrants struggle to find place in US

Being refused simple services and then having to apologize for the imposition of our presence, “that’s part of being black,” Adoubou Traore said.

The anatomy of a young man’s rage

About a year ago, I met a twenty-something man, whom I’m going to call Z, who talked to me about his rage.

Can tasks really be shared equally in a family?

The collective peace of a family depends on each individual’s happiness quotient within the unit.

Punjabi Indians are increasingly crossing borders to seek asylum in the U.S.

In 2019 there have been over 7,000 Indians in deportation proceedings in courts across the nation.

Estimate of a 2020 census undercount is growing

Census advocates in California and elsewhere are working to remediate the atmosphere of fear and suspicion.

How chasing dragonflies relates to Trump’s merit-based immigration proposal

During summer holidays, my brother and I would come home from our respective Catholic boarding schools and spend lazy days reading and exploring.

Ed Lee: The Man Behind the Mayor

“My dad was a behind-the-scenes guy … when he decided to run, it was one of the greatest decisions he made.”

Gilmore Girls and what’s needed for the growing numbers of single mothers

Policymakers must find a way to provide better support for families of all types

Adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census: A legitimate fear

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last Tuesday about the Census Bureau’s…

Tiger Woods, Stephen Curry, Erik Kratz and the demography of sports

Even at a time when the nation is divided over the border and sanctuary laws, many of us are united in our enjoyment of sports.

The death penalty does not work

Does the death penalty prevent homicides and cruel acts of violence?

The business of college admissions is geared more toward parents than students

When my twins were in their sophomore year of high school, I recall attending a presentation for parents of high school children by a group of college counselors.

Proposal to revoke H-4 work authorizations takes direct hit at working women’s rights

Even at this particular moment with the increased mobilization of women’s rights,…

Even while San Francisco’s economy is booming, people are restless to leave

Not everyone is choosing to stay in The City and Silicon Valley.…

The shaping of Kamala Harris’ identity

It’s an important moment for Senator Kamala Harris. On Martin Luther King…