Pranav Jani, a longtime SocialistWorker.org contributor and associate professor at Ohio State University (OSU), writes about the climate on campus following the horrible attack on November 28 and the determination of students and faculty to resist the tide of hate and scapegoating. OSU students Maryam Abdi, Stu Edgecombe, Andrea Guttman Fuentes and Yashna Panda contributed interviews and additional comments.
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To repeat: We don't know why Artan did what he did. There is no definite link between his religion and his race and his actions. The vast majority of people who feel alienated and oppressed on this campus don't resort to acts of violence--which can only produce fear, leading to further backlashes against minority communities.