The caption supplied with this Getty Images photo of a protest at the U.S. consulate in Hyderabad India said these Idian Sikhs “shout anti-US slogans.”
Other pictures from India also make reference to “anti-U.S. slogans,” but none indicates what would constitute an appropriate slogan in the aftermath of the killings in Wisconsin.
Manjit Singh, president of a Delhi-based Sikh party, uttered a comment that seems entirely inappropriate, and one that’s been repeated by American reporters.
“This is a racially motivated case and the (US) government needs to educate people about different communities so it doesn’t happen again,” he said.
He’s referring to the notion that Sikhs are often confused with Muslims, but in calling for an education campaign, he — and many reporters — seem to be missing a much larger point.