The Boon of Political Diversity among Indian-Americans

Hindu-Americans come to the table with a pluralistic view because of these complex interactions and diversity of beliefs; everything is not black or white. In fact, whether it is within my family, my local Hindu community, or the leadership and membership of the Hindu American Foundation where I am an Executive Council member, support for both the Republican and Democratic parties exists. So, I am thankful that I have not yet discovered polarizing sites like or voter guides like the one from the Christian Coalition of America from or for the Hindu American community. While my political choices are reflective of my theological beliefs, I can safely say I can find common ground with Hindu Americans on both sides of the party line. 

9/6/2012 4:00:00 AM
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    About Padma Kuppa
    Padma Kuppa is a writer, IT professional, community activist, wife, and mother working to build a more pluralistic society within a Hindu and interfaith framework. You can also read her blog A Balancing Act, at The views represented in this column are not a reflection of the views of any organization of which she is a part.
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