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Picture of the Day: Sikh delegates at the DNC

"The awesome delegation of Sikh Women from California at the Democratic National Convention 2012 in Charlotte North Carolina." (source: Rootsgear Facebook page)

“The awesome delegation of Sikh Women from California at the Democratic National Convention 2012 in Charlotte North Carolina.” (source: Rootsgear Facebook page)

Sikhs have a significant presence at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has been reported that 26 of California’s 700 convention delegates are Sikhs, including a set of twins from Stockton, California (home of the oldest Gurdwara in the United States).

After Ishwar Singh’s historic invocation at the Republican National Convention last week, Sikh Americans are certainly seeing a growing presence in this year’s election cycle.

The growing presence and participation of Sikhs in the political process is made more poignant when considering that the Bellingham Riots – an attack by a mob on migrant Sikh and other Indian workers in Washington State –  occurred 105 years ago, this week:

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