Originally Posted by LostInGCProcess
I totally agree with you. I also feel sorry for that Doctor who had to go thru this ordeal, but at the same time, I think he should not have taken the plea-deal. Common, he is a doctor for 30 years, might have accomplished all his dreams...he should have had the guts to fight it, spend some on good attorney and sued the airline. What was the point to get afraid when you very well know you did not do anything wrong???
If I were in his place, after all these years, I don't feel "scared' of the system rather i'd fight the system to get justice, especially considering the fact that he is in a top position...at least not an average 'Joe'.
Usually, when I encounter such a situation (which is common) and if I see it escalating, I will stop arguing or fighting. We are a minority, if one of us raises our voice and even if there are other desis around, no one will be bothered to help. Whenever I meet a cop or someone in duty, I make sure I am polite even if they are not - this includes even security officers at buildings, front desk clerks, or personal assistants etc.. My pediatrician is a desi guy but his secretary is a gori - she is known to pick fights with desis and be rude, and we have all complained to him but I have always seen him being extra nice to her and apologizes to us on her behalf. He has very good business and in reality, he does not care iif it affects a few desi patients
Unless people know that they must not mess with us, they will continue to do so and until the desi community shows that it is a strong community, we will see things like this happen.