SOC120Week5DQ2 - The aftermath of 9/11 was supposed to be a...

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The aftermath of 9/11 was supposed to be a time where all Americans irrespective of their color, race, or religion united as one but sadly many hate crimes occurred against Americans who looked like Muslims. On Sept. 15, Mesa businessman Balbir Singh Sodhi donated $75 to the American Red Cross to help relatives of those killed in the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington. Tragically one hour later, Frank Roque in Mesa, Arizona fatally shot Sikh gasoline station owner Balbir Singh Sodhi (Lewin, 2001). Rogue was eventually sentenced to life in prison. On November 27, 2003, Metro West reported that an Ashland, Massachusetts teenager defaced a Hindu temple on Halloween. Anthony Piccioli, 17, was convicted of spray-painting hate messages. Police said that Piccioli spray-painted 'Sand N------ beware,' and 'head,' on a rock near the Hindu temple (McDonald, 2003). Police said that 'head' was short for 'towel head.' On December 30, 2004, in California, a Muslim woman wearing a hijab was pushing her
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course SOC120 120 taught by Professor Williambanks during the Fall '11 term at Ashford University.

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