I'm pissed off

Two nights ago I was supposed to go play billiards with a very close friend of mine, Nainesh.

I called him when I got home from work, as I said I would, to arrange the time. He told me, "I don't think I'll be going tonight, sorry."
(paraphrasing the discussion)

"There's some really wierd stuff going on out there now. It's not safe."
"What, you mean the terrorist stuff?"
"No, the hate crime stuff."
"A friend of friends at work, an Indian, was walking in San Franscisco. A group of 6 or 7 people jumped him and stabbed him with a screwdriver".
"Oh. Fuck."

Nainesh is also of Indian descent.

via Dori: the gruesome details of the stabbing.

This is not right. He should not have to fear leaving his apartment in this country. Why are these fucking asshole bigots doing this? They're worse than the terrorists! At least the terrorists supposedly have a cause... (as if that justifies it, but nevertheless) People in America are being attacked for just looking different!

I asked him if he had ever been subjected to any racism or fear of hate crimes in Canada (we both moved from Victoria to SF around the same time). He said, "No, never".

Fuck off, bigots.

Written on September 20, 2001