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Sikh Turbans

Bullying, Sikh Children, And Awareness

Sehej Kaur | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Sehej Kaur

I hope that with awareness and education efforts, less children will be targeted for being "different" and more people will recognize the amazingness of marginalized communities.

Sikh-Americans Forced to Choose Between Being Sikh or American

Prashant Tamaskar | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
Prashant Tamaskar

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 Student's Right To Serve In ROTC And Wear His Turban Upheld By Court

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion

A Sikh college student will now be able to pursue his dream of serving in the U.S. Army, without being forced to choose between his country and his fa...

In Response To Racist Facebook Commenters, Sikh Cartoonist Preaches Tolerance

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

Sometimes the best way to combat hate is by telling a story. Vishavjit Singh began receiving a barrage of hateful, racist and verbally abusive comm...

The Army Is Making Me Choose Between My Faith and My Country

Iknoor Singh | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion
Iknoor Singh

I follow the Sikh faith, which requires that I keep my hair long and wear a turban and beard. The ROTC recruiters said I would not be able to enlist unless I complied with all Army grooming and uniform rules.

This Man's Record-Setting Turban Weighs More Than A Child

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts

A neck is a narrow thing but that does not stop Avtar Singh Mauni from loading 100 pounds of turban onto his. A Sikh, in the city of Patiala, in the I...

After a So-Called Humor Site Insulted My Turban, I'm Fighting to Let Sikhs Play Basketball

Darsh Preet Singh | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
Darsh Preet Singh

A humor site with 797,000 Twitter followers posted a picture of me in my Trinity basketball jersey and maroon dastaar (it was a home game) with a caption that read: "I'm not guarding him. He's too explosive."

This Is What Sikh Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

Sikhism is the world's fifth-largest religion, with roughly 25 million adherent dispersed throughout the globe. The faith teaches that all people are ...

Sikh Temple Shooting Anniversary Reminds Us an American Hero Can Have a Turban and Beard

Vishavjit Singh | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion
Vishavjit Singh

We can all be heroes flying in stealth mode, capturing the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans, leaving no room for Osama's ghost and the racism and xenophobia that continues to haunt us.

Indian Basketball Players Told They Can't Wear Turbans on Court (Just Before Their Pivotal Game VS Japan)

Darsh Preet Singh | Posted 09.17.2014 | Sports
Darsh Preet Singh

As the first turbaned Sikh American to play basketball for an NCAA program, I knew I needed to voice my opinion when I learned Sikh players on India's team were told by FIBA they must remove their dastars before playing at the Japan-India game.

Anti-Muslim Slur in NSA Training Document Shows That Americans Who Wear Turbans Aren't Safe

Jasjit Singh | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Jasjit Singh

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.

'Don't Freak, I'm Sikh' Is Out To Change How We See Turbans

Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion

The post-9/11 world has not been kind to Sikhs. Prejudice and misunderstanding has run rampant against the Sikh community, all too often singled o...

Sikh Americans Remain Uncertain of New Pentagon Rules

Gurjot Kaur | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
Gurjot Kaur

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?

Matt Sledge

Sikh Group Alleges U.S. Undercounts Airport Discrimination Complaints | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

As hectic Thanksgiving week air travel builds, a Sikh group is alleging that the Department of Homeland Security is ignoring reports about airport scr...

A Turban for Peace in a Culture of Hate

Ralph Singh | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Ralph Singh

It is ironic that Sikhs, as one of the most visible people of faith, are invisible to the majority of people. While public education may be the solution, our education system bears a large share of the blame.

Repealing The Ban Against Sikhs In The Military

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

Sikhs have a rich history of military service across the globe. Meanwhile, U.S. policies still bar turbaned Sikhs from serving in the military.

Underneath The Turban: Why Sikhs Do Not Hide

Valarie Kaur | Posted 10.13.2012 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

In the wake of the shootings of Sikh Americans in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, many Americans may silently wonder: If turbans mark Sikhs as targets for hate and violence, then why not take the turban off?

For Sikhs, Turban Is A Proud Symbol -- And A Target

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 08.08.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Law enforcement authorities don't know why suspected gunman Wade Michael Page burst into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., on Sunday (Aug. 5) an...

Including Ourselves: A Lesson From An Elevator-Ride

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

It's not uncommon for kids to ask their parents about "that thing" on my head. In most instances, the parents look at me uncomfortably, embarrassed that I might be offended in some way. But recently I had the most amazing experience.

Andrea Stone

Searching Breast Milk, Turbans, Genitals: Mobile App Is 'TSA's Watchdog' | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new mobile app that enables travelers to file reports of alleged racial profiling by the Transportation Security Administration from t...

Looking Different And Differently Looking

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

Like too many others, I've been discriminated against because of my unique appearance. While I wouldn't wish it on anyone else, being the target of discrimination has helped open my eyes to various types of inequalities in our world.

PHOTOS: Turban Tying Competition

Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion

SAN JOSE -- Turbans are not usually seen as a part of traditional American attire, but they are articles of faith and an integral part of the dress of...

Andrea Stone

Airport Racial Profiling App To Allow Real-Time Reporting | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights groups plan to unveil a mobile app Monday that they say will allow users to report instances of alleged racial profiling by...

Andrea Stone

'Security Theater': 8 Ways Washington Spends Money Without Making You Safer | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The good news first. Government homeland security agencies are moving toward a more rational, risk-based system of protection. Now th...

An Assault On Religious Freedom

Senator Kevin S. Parker | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Senator Kevin S. Parker

Those who peddle hate lack a basic understanding of the history of Muslims in America, and the Constitution of the United States. In targeting the adherents of one faith they seek to undermine one of most basic tenets for the founding of this great nation: religious freedom.