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Gunman to Sikh: “I Hate Turban People”

posted by Randall
Gurjeet Singh and family

Gurjeet Singh and Family
Sikh Coalition photo

Police are investigating accusations from an Uber driver that a passenger put a gun to his head, reports WQAD.

“I hate Turban people,” Gurjeet Singh quoted his passenger as saying.

Singh says the passenger began questioning him about his citizenship status, even asking him “Do you serve … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 2, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Ravi Bhalla Becomes New Jersey’s First Sikh Mayor

Ravi Bhalla Becomes New Jersey’s First Sikh Mayor

posted by Randall

Ravinder Bhalla Sworn in Ravinder Bhalla became New Jersey’s first Sikh mayor after a swearing in ceremony Monday, reports NJ.com.
 
His stunning election victory came just days after anonymous racist flyers were distributed branding him as a terrorist.
 
“What a long way we’ve come,” he said in his inaugural address. “This past election was a model of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on First Sikh American Nominated As NJ Attorney General

First Sikh American Nominated As NJ Attorney General

posted by Tanvi Wattal
Gurbir Grewal

Gurbir Grewal via LinkedIn

Gurbir Grewal, a Sikh American, has been nominated for New Jersey attorney general by governor-elect Phil Murphy. American Bazaar reports, if the New Jersey Senate approves his nomination, he will be the first South Asian American attorney general in New Jersey, and the first Sikh attorney general in the nation. His … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Breakthrough for Asian American Women in Two Cities

Breakthrough for Asian American Women in Two Cities

posted by Randall
Preet Didbal

Preet Didbal

Sophia Vuelo has become the first Hmong judge in the state of Minnesota and just the third in the country.

In Yuba City near Sacramento, Preet Didbal will soon be the first Sikh woman to become mayor in the United States.

Didbal who is Indian American was appointed by the city council and … Read more

Asian Americans

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

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