So...I'm going to do this, because I'm kind of annoyed that Paul Krugman is going down this path. And perhaps I'm going to take it personally...since I am a Muslim and started @Princeton as a student the same time Krugman did as a professor so here's a thread...enjoy
1. Paul - no one asked you for this. No one asked you to tell us why Bush or Trump were better or worse. No one asked you to compare anti-Black racism and Islamophobia. You did this. You made the discussion. You decided to evaluate and order the victimization of minorities.
2. Paul - I was a leader of the Muslim Students Association when we were both at Princeton during 9/11 and its aftermath. The FBI came to the university to request records of students. Did you object? Did you even know about it? Did you ask your Muslim students about it?
3. Paul - One weekend a group of Muslims and other minority Princeton students were attacked at a Bar (yes a Bar because some Muslims drink) for their identity. They did not report it to the police, like many other incidents of hate. Did you know about that?
4. Paul - At Princeton many students, such as myself were registered as Special Registrants, and interrogated by US security officials at INS offices and airports. Did you come to my defense? Did you raise any concerns? Did you know? Did you care to know?
5. Paul - When I wrote a biweekly column in @princetonian I received hate mail from a nearby University trustee:

“I suggest you consider going back to your deprived country and stick your head in your koran for the rest of your life."

Did you know?
6. Paul - It would be great to live in your shoes (and thank you for telling us the Iraq War had nothing to do with prejudice, which another thread can handle). But for now, don't try to live in or pretend like you walked in mine.

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