Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Wajahat Ali wrote a essay for Salon entitled "Death By Brown Skin." On Saturday night, an innocent Indian man, Sunando Sen, was pushed onto an oncoming train in New York City by a woman who wanted to hurt "Muslims and Hindus" in retaliation for September 11. As Ali writes,
"Sunando Sen, a 46-year-old Indian immigrant, recently opened a small copying and printing business in New York City’s Upper West Side with his hard-earned savings. Described by friends as `very educated' and `so quiet, so gentle, so nice,' Sen’s American dream ended in tragedy last Thursday when Erika Menendez fatally pushed him in front of an oncoming subway train.
"Menendez admitted the hate crime, explaining she `pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up.'”