Sikhism

EEOC Reports, Responds to Workplace Bias After September 11

November 22, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 22, 2001, The Boston Globe reported, "Workplace bias claims jump after September 11." The article noted, "The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has received 123 complaints of workplace bias nationwide against Muslims between Sept. 11 and Nov. 20, up from 47 for the same period last year. Alarmed by the increase, the EEOC joined this week with the US Justice and Labor Departments in urging employers to promote tolerance on the job." Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, now a professor at Brandeis University was...

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Arson at New York Sikh Center, Gobind Sadan USA

November 19, 2001

Source: The Post-Standard

On November 19, 2001 The Post-Standard reported, "Sikh Temple Burns in Palermo." It noted, "A suspicious fire early Sunday extensively damaged Gobind Sadan, USA, an interfaith religious center in Palermo where many of Central New York's Sikhs worship...The fire damaged the main building of Gobind Sadan, USA, an Interfaith Retreat and Meditation Center, where people from all religions interact and offer spiritual counseling." Despite extensive damage to the building, the Guru Granth Sahib (the religious scripture of the Sikhs) was...

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EEOC Reports, Responds to Workplace Bias After September 11

November 19, 2001

Source: EEOC

http://www.eeoc.gov/press/11-19-01-js.html

On November 19, 2001, the EEOC, the Department of Justice and the Department of Labor issued the "Joint Statement Against Employment Discrimination in the Aftermath of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks." It read, in part: "Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, we have seen compassion and respect for people of all faiths, races, and national and ethnic origins in workplaces throughout our country. One month after the attacks,...

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Sikhs in Espanola, New Mexico Respond

November 18, 2001

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1002,6439~229440,00.html

On November 18, 2001, The Denver Post reported, "Sikhs face misplaced anger: Group at temple in New Mexico still fears backlash." This article focuses on the Espanola Sikh community, Sikh Dharma, which includes a large number of U.S.-born converts to Sikhism. The article noted that amidst fears of backlash and profiling is the goal of education. "The Sikhs have taken their...

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Editorial: "We don't need a new wave of hysteria"

November 14, 2001

Source: The Tallahassee Democrat

http://web.tallahasseedemocrat.com/content/tallahassee/2001/11/14/opinion/1114.oped.ivins.htm

On November 14, 2001, The Tallahassee Democrat featured the editorial by Molly Ivins, "We don't need a new wave of hysteria." She wrote, "Our most valuable resource against terrorism in the long run will almost certainly be Arab Americans. Among them are the bravest of the brave. Look at why many of...

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Florida Sikhs Show Support, Invite Shalala

November 12, 2001

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/herald/content/news/local/broward/digdocs/014758.htm

On November 12, 2001 The Miami Herald reported, "Local Sikhs show support for America: UM president Shalala is guest at special service. "The congregation of the Sikh Society Temple of South Florida... presented a check for $8,500 for the United Way Sept. 11 fund to University of Miami President Donna Shalala....'We were all shocked by the Sept. 11...

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Airport Discrimination Against Sikhs, Muslims

November 10, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On November 10, 2001, The New York Times reported that Dr. Ahluwalia, an American Sikh who is chairman of the department of preventive medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, "had already passed through a metal detector and been scanned by a hand-held wand, setting off no warning beeps. So, he said, he was stunned when the guardsman told him to remove his turban...Sikh travelers say that since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks they have been singled out for questioning by the police and security workers at American...

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The Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi

November 7, 2001

Source: The Tucson Citizen

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/local/11_7_01killing.html

On November 7, 2001, The Tucson Citizen reported, "Prosecutors to seek death penalty for suspect in revenge shooting." The article stated, "The Maricopa County Attorney will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing an Indian immigrant in the days following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks." It continued, "Maricopa County Attorney Richard Romley has formally alleged the slaying...

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Yuba City's Sikh Parade Draws Over 40,000

November 5, 2001

Source: The Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/110501/110501wfs5parade.shtml

On November 5, 2001, The Appeal-Democrat reported, "Yuba City's 22nd annual Sikh Parade brought a moving mass of humanity to Tierra Buena and Yuba City on Sunday. Organizers estimate 40,000 to 50,000 people attended...The event is considered by Sikhs to be the largest Sikh parade in the United States." The article continued, "A group carried signs saying 'There is one God...

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Lt. Govenor Visits Gurudwara

November 5, 2001

Source: The Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/110501/1152001dlw5sikhspeech.shtml

On November 5, 2001, The Appeal-Democrat reported that "California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante brought a message of peace, unity and understanding to Yuba City...during a special visit to the Sikh temple...Bustemante's visit and the Sikh parade both marked the second day of celebrations to honor the gift of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib...Bustamante said...

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Yuba City's Sikh Parade Draws Over 40,000

November 4, 2001

Source: The KCRA Channel

http://www.thekcrachannel.com/sac/news/localnews/stories/news-localnews-104100220011104-191105.html

On November 4, 2001, The KCRA Channel reported on the annual Sikh parade, "which featured Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante walking among the procession's leaders. The festivities had a decidedly patriotic theme. 'I love America, it is my country,' Stockton's Paramjit Grewal said. 'I love it. I am an American.'" The...

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American Sikhs Reach Out, Educate about their Faith

October 31, 2001

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2001/1031/p2s2-ussc.html

On October 31, 2001 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Under attack, Sikhs defend their religious liberties." The article noted, "The past 1-1/2 months have galvanized the US Sikh community. With 300,000 adherents, its leaders are working to educate the US public - and to enlist authorities to ensure that Sikhs' religious rights are not trampled by investigators, airline...

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