Letter to the Editor: University of Connecticut grad calls for justice

To the editor:

My name is Sudhama Ranganathan and I recently graduated from the University of Connecticut's school of Landscape Architecture here in the US. While there I experienced discrimination, harassment and abuse like I have never before. This behavior was based on my race, a conviction from participating in a violent student protest in 1990 and of course post-Sept. 11 hysteria. I am pursuing redress and justice on this matter and am writing you in hopes of some help or a point in the right direction. I have tried some organizations as well as private attorneys, some of whom are interested, but whose fees I cannot afford, so now I turn to the media. I am seeking justice for myself, for those that came before me and especially for those who will come after me. I have a description of what happened to me and some pieces of evidence online at http://www.lawsuitagainstuconn.com. I am looking to get my story out to expose what happened to me so that others might be warned.

-Sudhama Ranganathan