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Bad Ass Asians

May 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Victim of Hate Crime Sends Message of Love to Attackers

Victim of Hate Crime Sends Message of Love to Attackers

posted by Randall

Mann Singh Khalsa

Mann Singh Khalsa after his attack (Sikh Coalition photo)

A Sikh man whose hair was cut off as he was beaten and stabbed by two Texas men gave an incredibly positive message during the sentencing Thursday in Martinez, California reports the East Bay Times.
 
Maan Singh Khalsa, 41, of Richmond, stood there without … Read more

Crime

May 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Police Open Up Hate Crime Investigation in Stabbing Death of Store Clerk

Police Open Up Hate Crime Investigation in Stabbing Death of Store Clerk

posted by Len Patel

Jagjeet Singh

Jagjeet Singh

By Len Patel
AsAmNews Correspondent 

 

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

South Asian American

Oct 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on California Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill Protecting Muslims and Sikhs

California Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill Protecting Muslims and Sikhs

posted by Randall

Hate and extremism
 
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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sep 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Project Photo Exhibit Launches in New York Sept 16

Sikh Project Photo Exhibit Launches in New York Sept 16

posted by Randall
By Ed Diokno
Sikh Project

ENTER HERE for a sampling of the The Sikh Project

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

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Community Issues

Sep 15, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Chicago Tribune: Teen Charged with Hate Crime in Beating of Sikh Man

Chicago Tribune: Teen Charged with Hate Crime in Beating of Sikh Man

posted by Len Patel

Inderjit Singh Mukker

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

Blogs

Sep 13, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Is it time again to shrug our shoulders and admit nothing changes?

Is it time again to shrug our shoulders and admit nothing changes?

posted by Randall

Inderjit Singh Mukker
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

Community Issues

Sep 10, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NBC Chicago: Sikh Man Attacked in Apparent Hate Crime

NBC Chicago: Sikh Man Attacked in Apparent Hate Crime

posted by Len Patel

Inderjit Singh Mukker

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

Asian Americans

May 23, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Looking Back at Six Years of the President’s Initiative on AAPIs

Looking Back at Six Years of the President’s Initiative on AAPIs

posted by Randall

AAPI White House Summit 2015By Rick Eng

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

Community Issues

Dec 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on South Asian American Upset New Profiling Limits Won’t Apply to Them at Airports

South Asian American Upset New Profiling Limits Won’t Apply to Them at Airports

posted by Randall

airport securitySouth 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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Aug 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on WPIX: Sikh Man Run Over in Racially Motivated Attack Speaks About Ordeal

WPIX: Sikh Man Run Over in Racially Motivated Attack Speaks About Ordeal

posted by Randall

Sandeep SinghWitnesses 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

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