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Sikh Turbans

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

Vishavjit Singh | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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 07.18.2014 | 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 07.14.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Muslim And Sikh MTA Workers Allowed To Wear Religious Headwear

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.31.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New Yorks Sikh and Muslim transit workers will be allowed to wear religious head coverings without a government agency logo after years of...

Andrea Stone

Searching Breast Milk, Turbans, Genitals: Mobile App Is 'TSA's Watchdog'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Second Sikh Man Dies After Possible Hate Crime Attack

AP | LIEN HOANG | Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The death of an elderly Sikh man on Friday has turned the work of police into a double homicide investigation as they try t...

Sikhs Call Airport Screening For Turbans 'Security Theater'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Leaders of three Sikh organizations say they've been told by federal transportation officia...