You wrote that Indians/Hindus think “if only they know we are good people…” And you wrote: I can…
Sujatha Gidla
22

I’ve heard acquaintances and seen online commenters respond to this murder by saying things like “they need to learn who we are” or “Indians are one of the richest communities” or “we are legal.”

To me, these responses are unfortunate, because they imply that the life of an engineer is worth more than the life of a cab driver, or that the 450,000 undocumented Indian Americans are somehow deserving of murder.

I wish folks would stick with a simpler message: nobody deserves to be murdered. And nobody deserves to be singled out because of the way they look or how they pray.

Show your support

Clapping shows how much you appreciated Anirvan Chatterjee’s story.