Macaca Op-Ed

S.R. Sidarth has an op-ed in Washington Post;

“After Allen's remarks, my heritage suddenly became a matter of widespread interest. I am proud to be a second-generation Indian American and a practicing Hindu. My parents were born and raised in India and immigrated here more than 25 years ago; I have known no home other than Northern Virginia. The hairstyle inflicted upon me by two friends late one night also became newsworthy; for the record, it was intended to be a mullet and has since grown out to nearly the appropriate length.

The larger question that this experience brings up is: How far has society progressed on the issues of race and openness? By 2050, according to most projections, the United States will be a minority-majority nation. But the fact that Allen believed I was an immigrant, when in fact I am a native Virginian, underlines the problems our society still faces.”

“There are 1.7 million Americans of Indian ancestry. They are the fastest growing ethnic group in this country. Their income is 54% higher than the national average, and 1 in 9 is a millionaire.”
-Foreign Exchange show


Powered by Movable Type 5.02

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Paul published on November 12, 2006 9:24 AM.

How Egypt implemented a flat tax was the previous entry in this blog.

An Arab role model is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.