Sikhophobia

He was 12. He had just moved to America. Then his Sikh father was murdered. - The Washington Post

August 9, 2017
OAK CREEK, Wis. — Prabhjot Singh Rathor entered the sanctuary and bowed low toward the holy book at the front of the room. Prabhjot’s father always told him that he must go to the temple every week, so here he was this Sunday, just like every Sunday and usually other days of the week, too. Here he was, at the place where he met his friends and ate his favorite Indian foods and paused quietly to pray. Here he was, at the place where his father was killed. Prabhjot had lived in America for less than three months when he witnessed one of the deadliest mass shootings at a house of worship in... Read more about He was 12. He had just moved to America. Then his Sikh father was murdered. - The Washington Post

How ‘The Bachelorette’ showed millions a different side of the Sikh faith - The Washington Post

July 19, 2017
What happens when America’s best-known dating show meets one of its most misunderstood religions? “The Bachelorette” brought Sikhs into the spotlight Monday night. One of the finalists took Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay home to meet his estranged dad, a yogi and convert to the minority faith. People who identify as Sikh make up just a fraction of 1 percent of the population. Source: How ‘The Bachelorette’ showed millions a different side of the... Read more about How ‘The Bachelorette’ showed millions a different side of the Sikh faith - The Washington Post

New California Law to Prevent Bullying of Sikh and Muslim Students - World Religion News

October 21, 2016
CA Governor Jerry Brown signs Safe Place to Learn Act to protect Muslim and Sikh students from bullying. The aim of the Safe Place to Learn Act or AB 2845 is to prevent discrimination, harassment, and bullying against Muslim and Sikh students in the classrooms of California. This new law will provide teachers, staff, and administrators with resources that will help them to identify, prevent, and find a solution to bullying and discrimination happening in their schools. The bill comes in the wake of the rise in incidents reported in the California. The law requires the...
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NYC exhibition sheds light on Sikhs and their religion - The Washington Post

September 30, 2016
NEW YORK — Sat Hari Singh, a New York City subway operator, threw his train in reverse on 9/11 to send it away from the chaos at ground zero. Japjee Singh sued a school system in Georgia to get protections from school bullying. U.S. Army Maj. Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, a doctor, fought for the ability to wear a turban while in uniform.

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$125,000 Raised in Denver for Sikh Media Campaign | SikhNet

August 14, 2016
120 Sikhs from all over Denver and Colorado Springs gathered to support an effort to spread awareness about Sikhs and Sikhism in America. They raised $125,000, a substantial amount, to fund National Sikh Campaign's media initiative. Sikhs have faced several incidents of violence and hate in the recent months in America due to a widespread ignorance about the Sikh tradition and because the Sikh turban and beard is confused with Taliban and Isis.

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Advocates Call for Training in County Where Sikh Man Falsely Accused of Terrorism | SikhNet

June 3, 2016
A coalition of 40 local and national civil rights organizations have joined The Sikh Coalition to demand accountability and training after two South Asian, Punjabi-speaking men traveling on a Greyhound bus in February were arrested in Amarillo, Texas. In April, The Sikh Coalition called on local officials to investigate the accusers for filing a false police report and to evaluate police practices.

Hoboken Councilman Responds To Racist Tweet Calling Him a 'Terrorist' | SikhNet

June 1, 2016
Hoboken, NJ – Racism has reared its ugly head in Hoboken.That’s the message that Hoboken City Councilman Ravinder Bhalla gave in reply to a Twitter comment alluding that he was a “terrorist.”Bhalla – who was born and raised in New Jersey - wrote that the inflammatory comment was made after he posted a “routine” message on Twitter about Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

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