ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The N-Word, Loud and Clear

Recent incidents in the United States raise fears of a renewed bigotry and discrimination that could increasingly fuel racial and cultural hatred.

The caller didn’t use then-word, but he came pretty close. “Skinny black guy” is how someone described Sureshbhai Patel during an emergency call to 911 on 6 February. That call brought officer Eric Parker and his partner to the quiet suburban street in Madison, Alabama, the US, where Patel was out for a walk. Minutes later, Parker suddenly slammed Patel to the ground, leaving the 58-year-old grandfather paralysed.

It’s a hard thing to watch, captured as it was on a dashcam and YouTubed. 

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