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Sep 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Politician Responds to Bigotry with Love

Sikh Politician Responds to Bigotry with Love

posted by Tanvi Wattal

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By Tanvil Wattal
AsAmNews Intern

 

Acts of bigotry have taken the news by storm with events such as the White nationalist attack in Charlottesville. Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh was the target of such hatred during his campaign to head the New Democratic Party.
 
CNN reports that a women confronted him … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sep 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Private Citizen Says He Caught Man Vandalizing Sikh Temple

Private Citizen Says He Caught Man Vandalizing Sikh Temple

posted by Randall

Sikh Temple vandalism suspectThe Los Angeles Hate Crime commission has been contacted after a man says he saw a vandal scrawling racist graffiti on a Sikh temple in Hollywood.

Karna Ray videotaped the man walking away from the scene and posted the video on Facebook.

In the video, the man is seen casually strolling down the street with … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sep 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Man Stabbed to Death, Is the Trump Administration to Blame?

Sikh Man Stabbed to Death, Is the Trump Administration to Blame?

posted by Tanvi Wattal
Gagandeep Singh

Gagandeep Singh

A 19-year-old Washington man has been charged for first degree murder in a murder the victim’s parents say was motivated by racial hatred.

22-year-old engineering student  Gagandeep Singh was stabbed to death Monday in Kootenai, Idaho. Singh, who was a part time taxi driver, picked up Jacob Corban Coleman up from Spokane International … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” – The Instapoet’s Journey

Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” – The Instapoet’s Journey

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur


 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Poet Rupi Kaur is only 24 years old, and she’s already spent a year on the NYT Best Sellers list with her book of poetry Milk and Honey. She’s going on global poetry tours. She’s changing lives with her words. With the gritty subject matter … Read more

Campus

Jul 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on How a Professor Became the Target of Misdirected Hate

How a Professor Became the Target of Misdirected Hate

posted by Randall
Simran Jeet Singh

Simran Jeet Singh

The target of a news article from the conservative publication Campus Reform was subjected to online harassment after he was identified as the professor who flipped the bird to Trump tower.

The only problem-it wasn’t him, according to Chronicle.com

The article was prompted by the selection of Professor Simran Jeet Singh to … Read more

Crime

Sikh Man Arrested for Carrying Religious Knife

posted by Nicole Ki

Harpreet Singh Khalsa

33-year-old Harpreet Singh Khalsa was arrested Monday outside a grocery store in Catonsville, Baltimore for carrying his kirpan, a small dagger worn by Sikhs as a religious symbol.

Khalsa, born Justin Smith, converted to Sikhism 9 years ago and has worn his kirpan every day since. All followers of the Sikh religion are required to … 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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on New York Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime against Sikh Cabbie

New York Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime against Sikh Cabbie

posted by Randall

Harkirat Singh

Harkirat Singh

An assault on a Sikh cabdriver is being investigated as a possible hate crime, reports the New York Daily News.
 
Harkirat Singh told the paper he picked up a group of four people and when he arrived at the destination, they complained he took them to the wrong place.
 
When … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

posted by Randall

Thank San Antonio SpursIt was a moment to celebrate, a moment for fans of the San Antonio Spurs to celebrate as one.

The Spurs had just defeated the reigning NBA champs, Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-74.

Simran Jeet Singh, a Spurs season ticket holder was among those fans streaming out of the Arena in a … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Americans Get Some Love

Sikh Americans Get Some Love

posted by Brittney Le
Gurdwara of Delaware

Photo by TC Davis

The Delaware State Assembly’s two chambers unanimously passed a resolution declaring April “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month,” reports Tribune India. State Governor John Carney welcomed the notion; he recently met with and pledged help to the Indian American community, which he noted has been suffering from an outbreak of hate … Read more

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