Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Let It Be Some Other Asian

In case you don't read comments on blogs (I rarely do), I want to highlight an interesting string of comments on my Tuesday post about the Virginia Tech shootings regarding race. Kindra Morelock referred us to this article written by Andrew Lam, a Vietnamese American who says...
"As the country waited to learn the identity of the killer at Virginia Tech, all ethnic Americans held their breath, waiting to see if they would shoulder the spillover of blame for the acts of an individual. To be a minority in America, even in the 21st century, is to be always on trial. An evil act by one indicts the entire community. Whoever doubts this need only look at the spike in hate crimes against Muslims and South Asian communities after 9/11."

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