“There are South Asians all over the federal government,” says Indian-American Vanita Gupta

The prominent civil rights lawyer was made the Associate Attorney General of the US in 2021.

Fireside chat with Swati Sharma, Editor-in-Chief at Vox, and former US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta. / Courtesy Photo

Indian-American Vanita Gupta, the former US Associate Attorney General, noted the increasing presence of South Asians in the federal government in the US. Speaking at the ‘Desis Decide’ summit hosted by the Indian American Impact organization, Gupta highlighted the contribution of Indian-Americans in the US. 

“I think there are South Asians all over the federal government. We're running organizations all over the country. We're making films and changing culture. It's very powerful in a lot of ways, but it's also something that we have to consistently work on to make sure that we are putting our money where our mouths are,” she said at the summit. 

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