Wisconsin shooting: Tragic extension of everyday hate experienced by Sikhs in North America
By Kamal Arora; August 10, 2012 – rabble.ca
The Wisconsin shooting which took place on Sunday for many marks a ‘turning-point’ in the lives of American and Canadian Sikhs and race relations.
For me, however, as a Sikh woman born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., I see the Wisconsin shooting as a tragic, extreme and horrible extension of the rising tide of racism that originated before 9/11 and proliferated afterwards.
Growing up in the 1980s in a suburb of Vancouver as the daughter and sister of turbaned Sikh