Anyone else notice the marked increase in passive anti Indian feeling in the Bay Area?
3 passive incidents I encountered in the past week during ride-sharing alone. These are 15 minute rides which I'm summarizing here. I stay quiet and listen, I don't respond to these btw.
White male, 45-55 years old: Asks dozens of questions on my visa status, how a transfer was possible, what work I do, why can't someone else do it, etc. Proceeded to turn up the volume during Trump's rhetoric on radio news, followed by "You hear that? Trump is not going to allow immigrants to stay here"
African American woman, 30-40 years old: Long spiel on how AMZN, FB, Google don't hire local African Americans, but only hire Indians as SDEs displacing them from places they were brought up in.
White Eastern European woman, 25-30 years old: Indians are the only people being hired in high paying jobs because 'their degrees are valid in the US', and no other ethnicity gets opportunities in the US.
I am an unmistakably Indian guy wearing a tech logo'ed hoodie through all these instances. I am going to safely assume these were not well intentioned. I've lived in the US for 5 years in tech cities, but there seems to be a marked increase in anti-Indian sentiment in recent times. The current Government has successfully emboldened these people to say what they always felt.
End of rant.