Sikh High School Sophomore Wears Turban to Continue Tradition

November 3, 2002

Source: Appeal-Democrat

On November 3, 2002 the Appeal-Democrat reported that "Jaskaran Singh Johal of Yuba City began his sophomore year this fall at Yuba City High School with one significant change - Johal now wears a bigger turban, a sign of his maturity. 'I wear the turban to keep the tradition going,' he said. The turban, made of fine muslin, evolved as a means of managing long hair, which is left uncut as a sign of respect for the God-given form... Surprisingly, Johal says it is the other Indian boys who pick on him for wearing a turban, rather than his non-Indian peers."