Japanese-Americans Speak Out Against Backlash

October 18, 2001

Source: The KCRA Channel

On October 18, 2001, The KCRA Channel in Sacramento reported, "Japanese-Americans Join Fight Against Hate Crimes: Groups Band Together To Decry Arab, Sikh And Muslim Hate Crimes." The article reported on backlash, including an incident in which a local mosque was blockaded by tractors. "'Sixty years ago,...

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After the Attacks, Tech Workers Face Challenges

October 17, 2001


On October 17, 2001, USA TODAY reported "Tech visa workers feel heat from attacks, layoffs." The article notes that "It's a tense time for...Asian and Middle Eastern workers in the United States on H-1B visas. They came in large numbers in recent years to fill high-tech jobs. Many came from India, and they are predominately Hindus. But tensions �...

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Rally Calls for End to Violence Against Sikhs

October 11, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 11, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "several hundred Sikhs, religious leaders from various faiths and politicians came together Wednesday in Santa Ana to call for an end to violence against Sikhs in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks."

Update: Providence Kirpan Case Against Sher Singh

October 11, 2001

Source: The Providence Journal

On October 11, 2001 The Providence Journal reported, "Hearing for Sikh with dagger postponed." The article noted that Sher Singh's lawyer requested a postponement "to explore the 'lack of probable cause for the search,' and whether the Rhode Island statute prohibiting concealed weapons is overly broad. 'The statute is not tailored to allow [Singh's] freedom of religion.'"