Via Roger Ebert, this timely little documentary:
Hate crimes against North American Sikhs are nothing new, any more than is racist hatred against anyone who isn’t white (or, in the case of Latin@s and Jews, “white enough”). Yesterday’s neo-Nazi shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin immediately reminded me of the firebombing of another Indo-American religious institution, the Hindu Samaj Temple in Hamilton, Ontario, just four days after 9-11. It doesn’t really matter if you’re Sikh or Hindu or Muslim. It seems that anyone who’s brownish and of a non-Christian religion is automatically suspect, and therefore subject to attack. And it’s hard NOT to see racism in the assaults on these people.