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Shiva Ayyadurai on Civil Rights

 

 


Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian

Shiva Ayyadurai, an Indian-American scientist whose campaign features the slogan "Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian"--a jab at the controversy surrounding Warren's decision to check off a minority box marked for Native Americans when she successfully applied for a teaching position at Harvard Law School decades ago--is threatening to sue Walsh and the city over their handling of August's event, should Walsh decline to issue a full apology.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts Senate campaign website shiva4senate.com , Nov 14, 2017

It's about free speech, not against Black Lives Matter

Shiva Ayyadurai, who delivered the keynote address at August's "Free Speech Rally" where police restricted access on Boston Common as protesters numbered in the thousands, is demanding an apology from Mayor Marty Walsh, and threatens to sue if not.

The August 19 event, held at the Common's Parkman Bandstand, ended prematurely ahead of the arrival of thousands of marchers organized by Black Lives Matter. Police in anticipation of the rally ringed the bandstand with a series of barriers, preventing rally-goers from moving within less than a football field's length from where speakers assembled. Ayyadurai demands an acknowledgment that Walsh was "wrong in mischaracterizing the approximately 40 people in the Parkman Bandstand as a hate group and as sympathetic to white supremacy."

Ayyadurai is also demanding Walsh "acknowledge the sincerity of the group's commitment to free speech." Ayyadurai himself at one point, according to video he has from the event, declared "black lives do matter."

Source: New Boston Post on 2018 Massachusetts Senate race , Nov 10, 2017

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