Friday, May 26, 2006

Curbing Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Curbing hate crimes against Sikhs

With the lack of western media attention to hate crime against Sikhs and lack of willingness of education administrators of each state in America to include it in the textbooks. Here are some of my ideas and alternatives that I think may work for others as well:

1) Be nice, courteous, helpful, sincere and confident. These gestures are respected and admired everywhere no matter what country, religion or culture.
2) Make your presence known by wearing a turban. Go out and attend a gathering of non-Sikhs. It could be attending a July 4th parade, attending a cemetery on Memorial day, show and tell at school, ethnic festivals, coaching soccer, baseball, tutoring, attending a senior center, volunteering in a hospital, funeral of a community member in a local church, running a marathon etc.
3) Support a hate crime victim and his/her family by attending their bhog or funeral and if there is a court trial, with a full turban looking and acting like a Sikh.
4) Invite people to attend Gurdwara especially your kids and their friends, so future Sikh kids don’t become the victims of hate crime. Do all the good you can by wearing a turban to counteract the bad image associated with turbans and terrorism.
5) Run for an office in your community as a turbaned Sikh.

Great Memorial Day weekend to friends in America!


Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

lovely list. awesome :)

11:16 PM, May 27, 2006  
Blogger tejbir said...

and ALWAYS use the "family" name

6:12 AM, May 28, 2006  
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