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Parent Article: Hate Crime Alleged on Tufts Campus
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Re: Hate Crime Alleged on Tufts Campus
03 May 2005
Why would Nishant Mehta, an Indian guy, tell Riyadh Mohammed that "no one likes Indians anyway"? It doesn't make any sense.

As a Tufts student of Indian descent, I was pretty angered when I first heard of this whole incident on Sunday night. But then this article in Monday's Tufts Daily ( led me to see things differently. I think there is no doubt that slurs were used in the first incident (whether or not Nishant was the name-caller). I feel that there is not enough information, though, regarding the second incident, when the beating happened. It's basically Mohammed's word against the frat's word as to whether or not racial slurs were used in that altercation, and we should not jump to conclusions.

That Mohammed was attacked is certainly wrong, but I am leery of calling it a hate crime until more information is known.