The Sikhs, who are about as peacenik as it gets (a bit misogynistic but a pretty ok group), got a lot of shit after 9/11. They’re the group that wear the turbans. Nah. No excuses. Everybody learns something about Islam in school and it’s not “they blow themselves up”, or it shouldn’t be. Maybe they teach it post 9/11/01, I dunno, but if you’re going around starting shit with random people, you’re an asshole. Even ignorant people aren’t assholes. Assholes are assholes.

The Sikhs, who are about as peacenik as it gets (a bit misogynistic but a pretty ok group), got a lot of shit after 9/11. They’re the group that wear the turbans.

Nah. No excuses. Everybody learns something about Islam in school and it’s not “they blow themselves up”, or it shouldn’t be.

Maybe they teach it post 9/11/01, I dunno, but if you’re going around starting shit with random people, you’re an asshole. Even ignorant people aren’t assholes. Assholes are assholes.

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Murder.
Assault.
Educator picking on a kid.

None of that’s understandable. A teacher should be responsible enough to know better. Assault is not understandable. Murder is not understandable. Choosing “I am going to be an asshole today” is not understandable.

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I was supposed to be there that week, across the street . I got out of the training beforehand, which was lucky ’cause I’d have had a bad day that day.

No. It’s not understandable. You know why?

MOST people weren’t assholes to Muslims.
MOST people didn’t start shit with strangers over it.
MOST people didn’t use 9/11 as an excuse to be assholes, EVEN those who lost people there.

Nah.

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If they were assholes after 9/11, they were assholes BEFORE 9/11 too.

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If you want to be one too, that’s your choice. But own up to it. Don’t pin it on others.

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It’s not stealing the spotlight.

Hashtag is:

#afterseptember11

Not #september11

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No bombings on 12th. 13th. 14th. 15th. 20th. 30th.

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“Don’t let it change who we are. That’s how the terrorists win.”
And, we DIDN’T change who we were.
Both fortunately and unfortunately.

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That happened on 9/11, yes.
How does America respond?

In some ways, good.
But not in all ways.

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I watched people who got harassed before 9/11 get MORE harassed BY THE SAME PEOPLE who harassed them before.

9/11 amplified what was already there.

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If you got hate in your heart, man, get rid of it. Work on it, or some tragedy will come that will amplify it in ways that you won’t even know who you are anymore.

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