The often-targeted group finally gets its due.
No American should have to compromise his or her religious beliefs in order to participate in public activities or make a livelihood, unless the compromise is truly necessary. Shamefully, Sikhs and many other Americans whose religious beliefs are not fully understood or respected, are forced to consider that compromise solely for failing to fit a particular image and look a certain way.
Sikh Americans continue to live in a state of constant vigilance, defending our values, our articles of faith, our patriotism, and our right to live without fear of being accosted or physically attacked for our faith.
Service is the core of Sikh practice, but it's not the kind of service we think we know. Seva is not safe. Seva is not easy. Seva means selfless service.
In his own life, Singh has been the target of hate speech and racial profiling, most recently after he appeared in a Facebook
This is not about demonizing Urban Outfitters. It is about refusing to support entities that actively engage in racism via cultural appropriation.
That made it easier for Estrin, a 34-year-old rabbi at the University of Washington in Seattle, to join the Air Force. The
This internal memo is conclusive proof that even government officials hold a patently false view that turbans are associated with a dangerous "other" and a threat to American security and identity.
"This [PSA] was an opportunity for me to narrate a powerful manifesto with an audience that is twofold," Ahluwalia told Mic
The prayer of Ardas is the song of our people, our living guide and moral compass, echoing around the globe and on American soil. Like a river flowing through the centuries, Ardas pours the spirit of our people into our being and breathe, so that we are ever-nourished and ever-sustained. As a living document, it leaves open space at the end for us to offer our particular prayers as a congregation and silently in our own hearts.
Despite public heralding of the brand new Pentagon rules signaling a renewed commitment to religious accommodation, the rules actually generate more confusion than promise. The Sikh American community in particular wonders, what will America's military finally look like America?
Naveen explains, "For Sikh men, when someone sees their turban, they automatically think they're part of a terrorist group
The poised student, who is also president of the Sikh Student Association and plans to be a neurosurgeon, also said that
We know from the countless stories of many marginalized American communities -- from LGBT communities to Latino immigrants -- that bullying is practiced, promulgated and promoted in America. Why are we so good at it?
Harsha Nahata, a Junior at University of Michigan This past weekend, August 3rd - 4th, at the HASC conference at the White
In a special one-hour Democracy Now! broadcast, we examine two key influences on Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter, Wade Michael Page: The neo-Nazi music scene and pervasive white supremacism in U.S. military ranks.