September 11, 2002
Skin-colour empathy, or patriotism first?

What happens when a brown-skinned person sees another one acting suspiciously? Do they call the authorities in an act of patriotism for what may be the good of the country they live in, or do they do nothing in order to avoid paranoia, for the cost could be the dignity of someone from a country they left.

Hari Sreenivasan points out "The past year has put South Asian communities in bizarre predicaments from empathizing with our brothers and sisters of colour to struggling with notions of patriotism and paranoia."

Another interesting read... The More Things Change.

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