(RNS) — Banning the swastika, or writing laws that treat it as only a Nazi symbol, would violate the First Amendment. Just as important, bans sidestep the real issue such as dealing with our differences and coexisting as Americans.
Khyati Y. Joshi lives at the intersection of race and religion, personally and professionally. She is a professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the co-founder of the Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice, which provides professional development on diversity, equity, and justice. Growing up as a brown Hindu girl in Atlanta, Georgia, shaped Khyati’s scholarship: she is the author or editor of seven books, including "White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America," "Envisioning Religion, Race and Asian America," and "Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. Her website is khyatijoshi.com, and she can be contacted on Twitter @ProfKjoshi.