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WNYC News

Captain America, with a Turban

Monday, February 02, 2015

A New York software engineer and cartoonist has been re-creating the patriotic super-hero since 2013, and he is now the subject of a YouTube documentary.

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WNYC News

Attack on Sikh Professor Investigated as Possible Bias Crime

Monday, September 23, 2013

Police are investigating an alleged attack on a Columbia University assistant professor by a group of 15 to 20 young men on bicycles who made derogatory statements, apparently mistaking him for a Muslim although he is Sikh.

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Micropolis

MICROPOLIS: Sikh Men & the Meaning of Turbans

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In this latest episode of Micropolis, we examine the age-old persecution of Sikhs, from India to post-9/11 America. Why do Sikhs such as actor Waris Ahluwalia (Inside Man, The Darjeeling Limited) identify with the racial history of African Americans?

And why, despite persecution and name-calling, do Sikh men continue to wear turbans?

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The Takeaway

Oak Creek, Wisconsin: A Community Still Coping

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's been two weeks since the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin left six innocent victims dead, but unfortunately, that has not been the last of the Oak Creek community's hardship.

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The Takeaway

A Victim's Son Reflects on the Sikh Temple Shooting

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Amardeep Kaleka's father was killed in the horrific shooting at the Wisconsin Sikh temple on Sunday that left seven people dead including the gunman. His father, Satwant Singh Kaleka, was the temple president.

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The Takeaway

Wade Michael Page and the Retracted Government Report

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A report written over three years ago warned of the dangers of homegrown terror. Was the government aware of the trouble brewing on the home front, or was this report a preemptive attempt to prevent violent outbursts like the Sikh shooting?

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WNYC News

NYC’s Sikhs Call for Religious Tolerance in Wake of Temple Shooting

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Days after a gunman opened fire on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, New York City’s Sikh community say they will open the doors of their temples and cultural centers to anyone who wants to learn more about Sikhism.

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The Takeaway

Sikh Temple Shooter Had Ties to Hate Groups

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Now that the confusion and conflicting reports of this weekend's shooting in Wisconsin have settled, we're beginning to learn more about the alleged gunman who carried out the attack. His name was Wade Michael Page, and according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, he was a "frustrated neo-Nazi" and a member of two racist skinhead bands.

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The Takeaway

From Aurora to Oak Creek: Surviving Together

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

If you’ve ever survived a shocking, irrational tragedy, like September 11 or the Aurora movie theatre shooting, or this weekend’s attack on the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, there’s no official guidebook for how to cope. But maybe there’s hope to be found by uniting with others who’ve faced what you’re facing.

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WNYC News

Sikhs in NYC Vigilant in Aftermath of Wisconsin Temple Shooting

Monday, August 06, 2012

In the wake of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left seven people dead, including the gunman, the NYPD is increasing its presence at Sikh temples in the area.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sikh Community Responds to Wisconsin Shooting

Monday, August 06, 2012

On Sunday a gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee. Councilman-at-large and Hoboken City Council President Ravinder Bhalla and Sikh Coalition co-founder Prabhjot Singh discuss the shooting, and how the local community is responding.

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WNYC News

Gunman in Sikh Temple Attack Was White Supremacist

Sunday, August 05, 2012

The NYPD is increasing its presence around Sikh temples across the city "as a precaution" as authorities seek a motive for the Wisconsin shooting that left seven people dead, including the suspect, and three others critically wounded in what police called an act of domestic terrorism.

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Features

Beyond Bhangra: The Sikh International Film Festival Comes to NYC

Friday, October 22, 2010

To many New Yorkers, the most ubiquitous piece of Sikh culture is undoubtedly the bhangra beats coming out of sweaty dance parties in the city's coolest clubs. But this weekend, visitors to the Asia Society can check out other facets of lesser-known Sikh culture—through film.

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