An Illinois Sikh Faces Intolerance, Ignorance

October 28, 2001

Source: The Beacon News

On October 28, 2001 The Beacon News published the article "'I wear a turban. I am not in the Taliban': Auroran Sikh faces abuse, misplaced fears." The article tells the story of Ravi Singh, a young Sikh man active in local politics for years. The article notes, "The man with the wide, sad eyes and a white turban atop his head has fought the urge to run up to the finger-pointers, to the hecklers, and shake them. He has lived these recent weeks with an emotion somewhere beyond anger. Yet he knows it is best to keep smiling because the reaction will be worse if he looks too serious."