Views: 6499|Replies: 33

When the American Dream Turns Into a Deadly Nightmare! [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2008-5-27 19:38:28 |Display all floors
Are foreigners safe from racists white Americans?

There has been countless cases of foreigners being beaten up, robbed and even killed because of their colour.

When students go to the US, they do so for good education and a better lifestyle. But the recent murders of Indian students in US campuses reveal macabre ends to the dreams and ambitions of the students as well as their grief stricken families. I

An Indian student was shot dead in the United States a week back.
This is the third case of an Indian being student being shot in US in the past five weeks.

Abhijit Mahato, a 29-year-old graduate student at America’s Duke University, was shot in an apartment complex in North Carolina. Mahato, was studying for an engineering doctorate degree at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering. He was in his second year.

The body of Abhijeet Mahato, 29, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur alumnus doing his Ph.D. at the Dukes Pratt School of Engineering, Durham, was found Friday night at an off-campus apartment complex by his friends and colleagues.

There are nearly 300 graduates and PhD students of Indian origin at Duke, which has about 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students

The Durham police were quoted as saying they did not yet have a motive for the shooting by unidentified gunmen. No arrests were made so far.

Meanwhile, back in India Abhijeet Mahato’s parents still await the arrival of his body. They are trying to get in touch the authorities at the college to ensure that the body comes back to India, where the last rites can be formed.

Earlier, In December last year two Indian students were found murdered on the campus of Louisiana State University. The two Indian doctoral students, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, were shot dead in the Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge. In that case too, the police have yet to find a motive or arrest any suspects.

Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, two PhD students from India at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, were found murdered at the latter’s apartment on December 13. Both Komma and Allam hailed from Andhra Pradesh. While Allam was doing his PhD in chemistry, Komma was pursuing a doctorate in biology. They had been students of the Louisiana State University for the last 3-4 years, Mudunuri said. Over 300 Indian students study at the LSU.

At a press conference on December 14, O’Keefe said that Komma and Allam “appeared to be targeted for reasons unknown. This does not appear to be a random event.” O’Keefe also offered his condolences to the victims’ families

The gruesome murders committed talk about the sorry state of affairs on US campuses. Last year, there had also been a shootout episode at the Virginia tech University where an Indian Professor Vasudev Loganathan and an Indian student Minal Panchal lost their  lives. And the speech made by O’Keefe suggested that the Indian students might be the specific ones being targeted.

Indian students have strength of more than 80,000 in the US Campuses, the largest number of any foreign country students studying in the US. Are they being targeted because of professional jealousy? The Indian students have been known to perform outstandingly when abroad and even go on to pursue the Doctorate degree after completing their Masters. And the Indians are being offered jobs at lower salaries than the American students and hence for the companies and the corporates it is easier to recruit Indian students. As, the American economy is going in a recession phase, is it frustration that is driving the Americans to such gruesome acts?

Is Indian community in the US is not strong enough to standup to the authorities and compel them to give more protection and also solve such crimes? There seems to be apathy when it comes to crimes against Indians. Infact sometimes Indians are mistaken for mid-easterners.

We can always say that human life is not safe any where. But, when an Indian student goes to the US to study, he carries a burden of the dreams of his family and relatives apart from his own hopes and aspirations. But after these gruesome murders there might be fear among the students planning to go and study abroad. If there was a single case, it could have been neglected. But, if it becomes a trend then the American Authorities should take action to curb such deadly acts. We offer condolences to the family of the deceased and pray that they be able to recover from such a tragedy.

http://india.targetgenx.com/2008 ... ms-turn-nightmares/

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2008-5-28 02:12:56 |Display all floors
.

Very sad, Buddy35.
In times of economical hardship, social unrest, .........................................., etc., the mob will target the foreigner, the strange, the different, the defenseless ............................. and use it as a scape goat.

My condolences and sympaty to the indian family.



.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2008-7-8 01:09:30 |Display all floors
More Mexicans leaving U.S. under duress

Two hours were enough for José Luis Sánchez and his family to pack their most valuable belongings in two vans – items accumulated in 10 years of living in the Dallas area.

With his wife, children and their suitcases in place, Mr. Sánchez closed the door of his Mesquite apartment for the last time, sat at the wheel of one of the vehicles – his brother drove the other – and hit the road back to his homeland.

So ended his decade-long adventure as an illegal Mexican immigrant in the United States.
...
Enrique Hubbard Urrea, Mexican consul general in Dallas, said it is impossible to track every Mexican who leaves the area. But he said the number asking for transfer documents at the consulate is on the rise.
...

"There is no doubt the trend indicates that the number is growing," Mr. Hubbard said.

And it isn't happening only in Dallas. At the Mexican consulates in Chicago and Phoenix, too, the number of Mexican families applying for transfer documents for their children has increased.
...
Also, he said, there is growing anti-immigrant sentiment that he would rather not experience anymore.

"Those of us who live here live depressed all the time, in hiding," he said. "They don't like us here, and those who love us and whom we love are far away. I prefer to go back, even if it means living in poorer conditions."
...
As the moment to leave came, José Luis Sánchez and his family didn't have an idea of the Mexico awaiting them. From their family, they expect everything. From their home country, not much.

"We're going to continue living by the day, for sure," he said. "But psychologically we're going to be better. With our family, without fears, without pressures. It's worth the difficulties."

And, he added, "The American Dream is just that – a dream."

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2008-7-8 01:29:16 |Display all floors
So I guess this opens up loads of job opportunities for Americans who just sit on their lazy fat asses and just collect welfare checks to do some proper work. Put them in the fields or just have them help clean up their neighborhood.

Those poor Mexicans used to do all the menial jobs such as nannies, houskeepers, roofers, janitors, fry cooks, vegetable pickers, etc.
Young Americans won't do the work those Mexicans do. They laugh at the thought.
Then there are the multitude of drug users who will not work, who live on welfare and drug sales.

I can see the American economy imploding if more and more of these immigrants leave!

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2008-7-8 01:41:47 |Display all floors

Looks like someone is trying to restart an old flame...

... best to toss some water on it:

------------------------------------------------------


Suspect in UNC slaying charged in Duke death

Associated Press - March 14, 2008

DURHAM, N.C. - A suspect in the slaying of a University of North Carolina student leader was charged yesterday with the killing of a graduate student at Duke University, authorities said.

Police charged Lawrence Alvin Lovette Jr., 17, of Durham with first-degree murder in the death of Abhijit Mahato hours after he surrendered in the death of the UNC student body president, Eve Carson.

It was not immediately clear how, or whether, the two cases were connected.

The Duke and UNC campuses are less than 10 miles apart, and it appeared that both slayings involved robbery.

Mahatos wallet and cellphone were gone, and authorities have said the two suspects in Carsons death were caught in surveillance photos trying use her ATM card.

Mahato, 29, originally of Tatangar, India, was a doctoral student in computational mechanics. He was found shot to death inside his apartment a few blocks south of Duke's campus in January. One arrest had already been made in his death: Stephen Lavance Oates, 19, is being held without bond on charges of murder and of robbing 18 people, including Mahato.

Police had been searching for suspects in Carsons death since the 22-year-old was found lying in a street about a mile from the Chapel Hill campus last week.

The biology and political science major from Athens, Ga., had been shot several times, including once in the right temple.
China's Eccentric 'Uncle Laowai' from Chicago, IL

http://blog.chinadaily.com.cn/home.php?mod=space&uid=135031&do=blog&view=me&from=space

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2008-7-8 09:14:45 |Display all floors

Care to pour some...

... water on these ones as well, tv?

From Buddy35:
Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, two PhD students from India at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, were found murdered at the latter’s apartment on December 13. Both Komma and Allam hailed from Andhra Pradesh. While Allam was doing his PhD in chemistry, Komma was pursuing a doctorate in biology. They had been students of the Louisiana State University for the last 3-4 years, Mudunuri said. Over 300 Indian students study at the LSU.
At a press conference on December 14, O’Keefe said that Komma and Allam “appeared to be targeted for reasons unknown. This does not appear to be a random event.” O’Keefe also offered his condolences to the victims’ families
as well?

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 5Rank: 5

Post time 2008-7-8 13:22:23 |Display all floors

Reply #3 buddy35's post

While I sympathise with victims of racially motivated attacks and condemn such actions as being reprehensible and abhorrent, I can understand why illegal immigrants should be told to leave the country where they're illegal. The law is the law and if we allow anybody to break it, then we have anarchy and that just ain't an option!

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.