If you’re going to commit a hate crime and attack someone, you should probably at least confirm that you’re acting out your bigotry on the intended group of people so you don’t end up looking like a complete idiot in addition to a complete asshole. Or better yet, just keep your opinions to yourself.
Dr. Prabhjot Singh, a physician and a Columbia professor in international politics and public health, became a victim of an alleged Sikh hate crime when a group of about 20 young men reportedly attacked him during a walk near Central Park in New York City. A group surrounded Singh on Saturday night, shouting “get Osama” and “terrorist,” as they beat him to the ground, punched his face, and pulled his beard.
Sikhs are not Muslims. Having brown skin does not make you a terrorist. Having a beard or wearing a turban does not make you a terrorist or a Muslim. Muslim is not synonymous with terrorist.
Being a racist implies a certain amount of ignorance, but American racists seem to be exceptionally ignorant.