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Gothamist: Police Release Video of Suspects in Beating of @Columbia Prof in Apparent #HateCrime

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Prof Prabhjot SinghPolice have released a video of suspects in the beating of a Columbia University professor in New York City, reports the Gothamist.

The clip shows 12-15 suspects on bikes in the beating of Dr. Prabhjot Singh, a Sikh.

One is said to have yelled “get Osama” and “terrorist.”

You can see the video in the Gothamist.

A recent study released by Stanford University and Sikh American Legal Defense & Education Fund revealed that 70 percent of Americans misidentify people who wear Turbans  as Muslim.

The study entitled Turban Myths also concluded that most Americans connect turban-wearers to Osama Bin Laden and 70 percent can’t identify a Sikh man in a picture as a Sikh.

“This research is critical to our community and confirms our real, lived experiences,” said Jasjit Singh, executive director of SALDEF.  “It is just as real to us that we most effectively bridge these perception gaps when fellow Americans come to know us as the teachers, doctors, coaches, Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors and community servants we are.”

You can read the report in its entirety

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