Sikhs On TV: 100 Countries, 200 Million Viewers

October 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

Today, the civil rights concerns of the Sikh American community were featured on RT--an international English-language news channel broadcast to more than 200 million viewers in 100 countries on five continents throughout the world.

Earlier this week, SALDEF was present at the White House when President Obama signed an Executive Order restoring the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, an interagency task force charged with addressing social and economic concerns of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.  In his remarks, President Obama acknowledged the problem of post-9/11 hate crimes and noted that they are "driven by ignorance and prejudice that are an affront to everything that this nation stands for."