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East Indians Struggle to Maintain American Identity

on 2001/10/11 8:49:02 ( 981 reads )


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TROY, MICHIGAN, October 4, 2001: When the Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin met in Troy after the September 11th terrorist attacks, the focus of conversation was on how south Asians will fare in America. Concerned that their community will be mistakenly identified with the Middle Eastern terrorists, many are reluctant to appear different looking. Dr. Kirit Tolia, a physician and professor of medicine at Wayne State University, said, "Some Indian-American women no longer feel comfortable wearing the traditional sari in public, and men are reluctant to don the Salwer-Kameez." The Detroit area has at least 100,000 south Asian people and about one-half are of Indian descent.




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