January 31, 2002 9:04 PM

Great. For the last half hour I've been engaged in an argument why Arab Americans should not be suspected any more than one of another ethnicity. My friend apparently can't see the parallels between the internment of the Japanese, or the lack of racial profiling of whites after Timothy McVeigh. His condenscending tone didn't help either. This is so utterly ridiculous. I shouldn't even have to argue with him.