Monday, July 11, 2011

Post-9/11, Sikhs say they are mistaken targets

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By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press
8 hours ago

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Kamaljit Atwal's neighborhood seems like an unlikely place for a hate crime. His street in this Sacramento suburb seems a model of diversity.
Atwal and his family are one of two Sikh families on the block from India. On Atwal's street alone, there's a Vietnamese family, a Mexican family, a black woman and a white man.
But in March, Atwal's 78-year-old father Gurmej Atwal and his 67-year-old friend Surinder Singh were shot and killed while taking an afternoon stroll in the neighborhood.

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