Ignorance is often one of the leading causes of blind racial hate towards others. This is especially true in the US where the usual rallying cry of racists involves a certain wall being pushed by a certain president. For that matter, hate crimes are also quite common, even in places like California where one islamophobic California man even assaulted what he thought to be a Muslim 7-Eleven clerk.
The incident happened in Marysville, California in a 7-Eleven branch. The 7-Eleven clerk of the said branch was also a member of the Sikh community in California. Unfortunately for the clerk, a man named John Crain, 43, does not know the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim.
Crain took some coffee from the store and tried to walk out without paying. He was then confronted by the 7-Eleven clerk, but since Crain “hated Muslims,” he threw the hot coffee on the Sikh clerk’s face. He also punched the man before leaving the store:
Thankfully there were witnesses who helped Crain get arrested:
“Those guys who work at the 7-Eleven are sweethearts. They’re super nice dudes,” said Malia
Amar Shergill, a member of the American Sikh Public Affairs Association, explained
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