Saudi Marathon Man

I recommend the New Yorker‘s article on how a Boston marathon victim absurdly became a prime suspect of the bombing because of, and only because of, his race. As the New Yorker points out, sure, some will argue that the Saudi student’s proximity made him a person of interest, but dozens of other victims were standing nearby too. I hate to say it, but almost as soon as the news of the bombing broke, I knew that it was only a matter of time before some poor kid became a victim of racial profiling. It’s the inevitable kick in the pants that we never need.