Smithsonian Exhibit: Since 9/11, Indian Americans Don't Feel 'Safe Or Welcome Here'
9:16 AM, May 19, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Smithsonian's Natural History Museum in Washington has a new exhibit, "Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation," about the contributions and influence of the small but vibrant community of Indians and other South Asians living and working in the United States. "Photographs, artifacts, video, and interactives are used to trace their arrival and labor participation in the early 1900s; their achievements in medicine, small business, IT, and taxi-driving; and their many contributions in building the nation," reads a brief explanation of the exhibit.
One section of the taxpayer-funded exhibit details how in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, "many immigrants and racial minorities, incuding those from India, no longer felt safe or welcome here."
A source sends a photo of the panel:
Here's the full text of the panel:
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