Terry Nichols

A belated thank you to African Americans

A belated thank you to African Americans

People throughout America are angry for many reasons. Around here, folks are frustrated by the loss of manufacturing jobs, slow wage growth, real and perceived discrimination, denials of global warming, attempts to separate Mexico from North America or mothers from their children, surging health insurance premiums, aggressive drivers, failing schools, tax breaks for corporations, crime and, of course, the Ravens (still).

For my part, nothing has left me feeling more aggrieved than the sudden realization that in much of America, I will never be more than a second class citizen. All of a sudden, being of Indian descent and brown-skinned feels like a disadvantage. It never felt quite...