U.S. Government Finds AutoZone Humiliated And Harassed Sikh Employee

August 22, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

Earlier this week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found that a Boston area AutoZone store unlawfully discriminated against a Sikh employee because of his religion. Managers at AutoZone insulted and...

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Together In Prayer

August 21, 2010

Author: Jay Tokasz

Source: The Buffalo News

The beat of hand drums doesn’t quit.

Bold and clear, it summons worshippers to enter the gurdwara. It slows and softens at other times, pulling the gathered into deeper contemplation.

The rhythm accompanies the lush, exotic sound of a harmonium, and a singer chants verses in Punjabi from the Holy Granth, the revered book of Sikhism.

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Rabbi's Beard Doesn't Make Cut

August 20, 2010

Author: Devlin Barrett

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Rabbi Menachem Stern's stringy brown beard is hardly an unusual sight in his Brooklyn neighborhood. But in trying to become a chaplain in the U.S. Army, Mr. Stern has gotten tangled in a military bureaucracy that has made exceptions for other beards, but not his.

The 28-year-old...

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Turban-Wearing Women Buck Trend

July 26, 2010

Author: Raveena Aulakh

Source: The Toronto Star

Sometimes she is in the subway when someone pops the question. Other times she is in a fast food lineup. Once she was watching a movie in a theatre when a man came up and whispered: “Why do you wear a turban?”

Mandeep Kaur Uppal quickly took him outside and explained that she...

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