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Huff Post: Store Owners in Ferguson Keeping Things in Perspective

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Ferguson LootingIndian American store owners in Ferguson who were hit by looters have made it clear this is not a black vs brown issue.

AsAmNews has reported numerous times that members of the Asian American community, including South Asians, have expressed concern for what happened in the death of Michael Brown.

“The violence affects an entire community, including all of its citizens,” the Huffington Post quotes Anil Gopal, president of the St. Louis Asian Indian Business Association as saying to India Abroad. “Therefore I would not turn this into an issue about Indian Americans only.”

“A lot of black people came to help the (desi) community,” Gopal adds. “They came out in droves to help clean up the neighborhood, and helped the victims clean up their stores. Some of them even kept vigil outside the store as long as they could to protect the stores.”

You can read a deeper discussion about the relations between South Asians and blacks in the Huffington Post .

Related Story: South Asians & Ferguson, Start the Conversation

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