Racism against Muslim People in America
Last October, my older brother and I were at Madison Square Garden watching the Knicks season opener against the Miami Heat. We both were ecstatic because we have never seen a live sports game before. At the end of the night, after the Knicks first win of the season, we were leaving Madison Square Garden. Soon after we left, a group of Middle-Aged men started to follow us. Slowly they caught up and were only a few feet behind us. At first we thought that we were being a bit paranoid but soon after the group of men began to badger us. They started to throw beer at us and began to make racial remarks. They were saying things such as “Muslims aren’t welcome in America” and one of the guys said to his friend “Be careful they might blow us up”. Many people witnessed the situation at hand and did not even once try to intervene. We didn’t know why they were doing this to us as we have never seen them or spoken to them ever. We started to run to the train station and thankfully there was a police officer standing there. We tried to explain what happened but he didn’t want to hear any of it and told us to leave. He then continued to read his newspaper. We both knew that there was nothing to do so we took the long train ride home.
May 2nd, 2011 is one day that I will never forget. I woke up as it was raining heavy and knew it was going to be a bad day. I turned on the news and the headline was “Osama Bin Laden shot and killed in Pakistan”. I had many different feelings when I read that. I was overcome with relief knowing that the man who killed thousands and thousands of people is now dead. I called my friend and told him what happened. He had the same exact reaction. Later on, we both walked to school together. As we walk into first period class, all eyes were on me including the teacher. I didn’t know what was going on. I took my seat and began to copy notes. No later than 2 minutes, a white kid called out my name and said...
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