Racial and Religious Profiling: What Will Be the Toll on Our Children?
The last 10 years have been needlessly difficult for South Asians living in New York. South Asians, and in particular Sikhs and Muslims, have faced 10 years of profiling, 10 years of negative encounters with law enforcement and immigration officers. These encounters have left deep scars. Here is how one 18-year-old Bangladeshi student in Queens relates his experience of being arrested over a baseless charge. "I felt like I was being threatened more than just being questioned," he said. "I was just always scared."