...I read this. Now, I don't know much of anything about Sikhs, what little I learned came after 9/11 when a man was killed in the state I live in, because bigotry.
On his March 26th court date, Judge Aubrey Rimes of the Pike County Justice Court ejected him from the courtroom stating that Singh would not be allowed to re-enter unless he removed "that rag" from his head.
Will this judge get to keep his position? Or, will we just get yet another sorry/notsorry news-bite?
American Sikhs often encounter misunderstandings about their faith, and a Stanford University survey published earlier this month revealed that though almost all turban-wearers in America are Sikh, about 70% of Americans misidentify turban-wearers as Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, or members of the Shinto faith. The survey also discovered that nearly half of Americans think that Sikhism is a sect of Islam, and more associate the turban with Osama bin Laden rather than with the Muslim and Sikh alternative.
Why is it so freaking hard to just be kind? How about civil? Can we all just attempt to be civil? Especially if you're in a position of authority, a police officer or judge for example. FFS
Hey Judges, I'm judging you.
Edited because the formatting is looking all wonky on my end. I hope I fixed it.