Always In The Minority: So What?
About 5 years ago one day, I was conversing with a friend of mine. He is first generation American, of Pakistani descent, and a (somewhat-practicing) Muslim. It had been a good time after the terror attacks of Sept. 11th. He was telling me about a recent trip by air – about how he felt discriminated by TSA employees the airport, when they pulled him aside for no reason and started questioning him and re-patting him down. He stated that ever since 9/11, he felt unfairly treated at airport security just because of his looks and color of his skin. That in this country where we are all equal, and as a native-born American he shouldn’t have to feel so blatantly discriminated against. He is right – it wasn’t and isn’t fair.
Please join us at the Church of the Village during the month of May as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Each week we will recognize and incorporate practices from the rich and varied cultures of the Asia-Pacific Region within our worship. Our recognition will culminate on June 2nd with a grand celebration in worship.