Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Racial Profiling

The following is an account of Rajeev Sethi, "the celebrated Indian designer who created the Silk Road structures for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival" who was recently detained while trying to do research for a structure for the festival at the Pentagon's 9/11 memorial. It just seems overt almost, that in this new climate, Americans are almost inherently prejudiced against males of Middle Eastern or South Asian descent, maybe to the point where our government should just admit that if you are brown, we will suspect you of something. This might be an exaggeration, but as the expression goes, "the proof is in the pudding," and Sethi is just one example of this suspicion. (Just think about all the people of Middle Eastern or South Asian descent who have been taken off, or not allowed to board airplanes, the murders of Sikhs, etc. ).

More Calls for the VHP to be Banned
Here is a link to the Times of India story suggesting that now religious leaders in India want the VHP to be banned. I am just curious, what has taken so long?


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