After his appearance as the Sikh Captain America on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell last month, cartoonist Vishavjit Singh (of sikhtoons.com) speaks to MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry about donning the superhero’s costume in New York. I had the pleasure of meeting Vishavjit Singh in person at the SikhLens Film Festival in Southern California a couple of weeks ago. He is a very insightful and well-spoken representative for our community. See Vishavjit Singh’s full interview on MSNBC here.
The FXX network’s television show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell has not shied away from Sikh-related topics. After the mass shooting of Sikhs by a white supremacist in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in August of last year, the show featured a segment to help eliminate confusion about the Sikh identity, and last month, highlighted the issues Sikh Americans face with TSA screening policies. Vishavjit Singh is an editorial cartoonist who in the past year experimented with wearing a Captain America […]
On the television show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (airing on the FXX network), Hari Kondabolu discusses the TSA’s Pre-Check program, which — for an $85 dollar fee — allows pre-screened enrollees to receive an expedited inspection process at selected airports across the country. Kondabolu suggests that this program does not go far enough in addressing the racial profiling experienced by many Sikh and South Asian travelers (and anecdotal evidence from several Sikhs recently suggests that racial profiling has […]