Tanvi Bale is a pharmacist from New York, currently studying writing at The New School.
Growing up Hindu, I understood the swastika as a symbol of auspiciousness. But this week’s vandalism at The New School was a stark reminder of its appropriated—and very present—meaning: hate.
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