Category Archives: Sikhs

Sikh American women hear cheers and whispers

Monday was bittersweet for Sikh American women. On Monday, Manpreet Monica Singh became the first Sikh American female judge in the United States. The Houston born judge was sworn in as a Harris County, Texas, judge. Her father immigrated to … Continue reading

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Coming soon: 100 Questions and Answers About Sikh Americans

Although Sikhs have been in the United States for well more than 100 years, they are still largely unknown and misunderstood. This is just the kind of group the Bias Busters classes at Michigan State University like to work with. … Continue reading

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Online vigil on April 22 for Indianapolis FedEx shootings

The Sikh Coalition is inviting people to an online vigil on Thursday, April 22, for the people killed and hurt in the shootings at Indianapolis’ large FedEx warehouse. Eight people have died, including four members of the Sikh community. #StandWithSikhsSikhs … Continue reading

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What is Vaisakhi?

This colorful holiday, celebrated on April 13 or 14, is recognized by Sikhs and Hindus. It marks the beginning of the Sikh and Hindu new year, which follows a solar calendar. For Sikhs Vaisakhi, also called Baisakhi, has historical and … Continue reading

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Man who beat Sikh driver charged with hate crime

In another case where a Sikh was attacked because someone thought he was Iranian or Iraqi, the suspect is being charged in Seattle with a hate crime. The Los Angeles Times reports that in October the 49-year-old beat, punched, stomped … Continue reading

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