Racial Stereotypes

Mansimran: A Sikh teenager deals with bullying in VA

Meet Mansimran. He's an all-American guy who likes Starbucks, hoops, and robotics. He's a student, an older brother, and an active member of his Sikh religious community. Sometimes, when strangers see his turban, and the color of his skin, they lean out their car window and call him a "terrorist." He's not alone: especially since September 11, Sikh Americans and other communities have become targets of discrimination, racial profiling and bullying, human rights violations, and hate crimes. (One survey found that, even 6 years after the events of 2001, 75% of Sikh male schoolchildren in New York had been teased or harassed on the basis of their religious identity.) How does Mansimran handle it?
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