Amongst numerous other Indian Americans given prominent positions in Obama Administration by President Obama, this nomination announced on Nov 10th of Dr Rajiv Shah as the Head of USAID [Agency for International Development with the current budget of $39.5 bn] is the highest position to which an American Indian has been appointed; yet.
This is a supreme achievement for Dr Rajiv Shah and perhaps [pending other appointments] the jewel in the Crown of American Indian Indians. Very uplifting news for our community in the US and a very resounding pat on the back of Barack Obama administration. This certainly leaves Britain far far behind the equality & diversity agenda the three main political parties only too readily and often purport at each election cycle without delivering the goods. It is like the Yeti – everyone hears about it but no one has seen it. It is time to deliver social, economic and political justice in March or May 2010.