BostonGlobe.com – The shouts came from men driving by in a truck in Harvard Square. “Get out of this country,” they yelled at Ramesh Advani, an American whose family is from Sindh, Pakistan. It was 1979, right after 52 Americans were taken hostage in Iran and apparently the men mistook Advani for Iranian.
Nearly four decades later, that vitriol remains seared in his mind.
“It is said bad things happen when good people do nothing,” Advani told a gathering Saturday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aimed at building alliances among diverse groups now also targeted for hate. “I need for us to use this as a call to action to get involved.”
The gathering of more than 100 people, organized by the Massachusetts chapter of the Indian American Forum for Political Education …