AsAmNews has confirmed with the Modesto Police Department in California’s Central Valley that the murder of a Sikh convenience store clerk last week is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
“We are exploring all possibilities,” said a department spokesperson this morning. “Yes, it is a … Read more
By Ed Diokno
In the days before his deadline for signing bills into law, California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill AB-2845, anti-bullying legislation also known as the Safe Place to Learn Act. Current anti-bullying laws that cite bullying due to race or ethnicity will now include bullying due to “religious affiliation” … Read more
The first-ever art exhibition exclusively featuring Sikh Americans will premiere in New York City on Friday, September 16.
The Sikh Project, features the work of acclaimed British photographers, Amit and Naroop, in coordination with the Sikh Coalition. It highlights nearly 40… Read more
Amidst a growing protest, a teenager in Illinois has been charged with a hate crime in the beating of a Sikh man, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Inderjit Singh Mukker was driving when he was cut off by another driver in a road rage incident, called numerous slurs such as “terrorist” and “Bin Laden, then … Read more
By Sid Sharma @SidBSharma
I was in high school during the frenzied years of “us versus them” that followed the horrors of 9/11. Our principal, a Vietnam War veteran, took to the loudspeaker on 9/12 to announce that no acts of bigotry would be tolerated on school grounds. Perhaps my naiveté led me to dismiss … Read more
Chicago Police are investigating an attack on a Sikh man as a hate crime, reports NBC Chicago.
The attack happened just more than a day before the anniversary of 9/11.
According to the Sikh Coalition, a man in a car pulled up alongside Inderjit Singh Mukker and began taunting him with racial slurs.
“Terrorist, go … Read more
The White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on May 12, 2015, in Washington, D.C., may arguably have been the crowning event of this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Present were nearly 2,000 community leaders and activists, federal representatives (including six Cabinet-level secretaries), and guests, representing … Read more
South Asian American groups joined others in condemning new racial profiling guidelines that stop short of ending the extra scrutiny they must go through at airports.
South Asian Americans Leading Together, the Sikh Coalition, and the National Network for Arab American Communities all released coordinated, but separate statements saying the guidelines didn’t go far enough.… Read more
Witnesses say a Sikh man run over and critically injured by a driver in a pick up truck in New York’s Queens endured racial slurs right before the attack, reports WPIX.
“He said something like go back to your country, Bin Laden,” said
Sandeep Singh’s wife, Prabhpreet Kaur.
The Sikh Coalition released an audio recording … Read more