Indian Americans Research Ongoing Backlash of Sept. 11 Among Immigrant Communities

September 20, 2005

Source: Rediff

On September 20, 2005 Rediff reported, "Valarie Kaur is spearheading a research project titled Discrimination and National Security Initiative, an official affiliate of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, a preeminent research centre on the state of religious communities in the United States...

'The human consequences of a backlash are not reduced to statistics or numbers, but are still real and should be presented to the general public and policymakers for their consideration,' says Dawinder 'Dave' Sidhu, a civil rights attorney with the federal government and co-founder and co-director of the DNSI project along with Kaur... With the guidance of Dr. Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University and director of the Pluralism Project, DNSI will focus sustained attention on issues of discrimination against minority communities."