08/19/2014 07:32 pm ET Updated Aug 19, 2014

Patel Tales: Desi Store Clerks Face Death And Destruction Behind Counter In U.S.


WASHINGTON: A group of Tibetan monks from India has joined the protests against racial discrimination in Ferguson, Missouri. Amnesty International has deployed a human rights team for the first time ever in the US to monitor the situation. Even Ayatollah Khameini is twitting America on Twitter over its racial tensions.

But amid widespread outrage over the shooting of a black teenager by a white police office in Ferguson, no one is talking about the plight of the Patels, the byword — or "byname" — for retail franchises in the US.

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