American Turban

The Sikh Coalition faces racial profiling, cont’d

It was at this moment that I realized we were being profiled and that what made us “suspicious” in the eyes of some misinformed bigot were our turbans. I clarified to the 3 officers that we are actually from South Asia; requested their business cards; and told them that we would “be in touch.”  At long last, we made our way to the Capitol Visitor Center, where Gurwinder delivered an excellent presentation with poise and incredible grace, only moments after being profiled by police outside the halls of the United States Congress.

— Rajdeep Singh, Director of Law and Policy at the Sikh Coalition, recounts how he and Gurwinder Singh were profiled by Capitol police in Washington, D.C., yesterday. Read his full account at the Sikh Coalition blog.

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