Each time a news reporter mentions the fact that the Virginia Tech shooter was Asian (which feels as if it happens every five seconds), I get a bit more wary. I really hope that people do not use that information as a reason to support their xenophobia. Any mentally ill person of any ethnic background who had violent tendencies and access to weapons could have committed a similar crime.

Perhaps I’m fretting over nothing, but I have this anxious feeling that grief is going to turn into anger, which will then be pointed in the wrong direction.