The NYPD’s no-turban policy unwittingly empowers the bigots who attacked three Sikh Americans on the streets of New York.
Simran Jeet Singh is the Senior Religion Fellow for the Sikh Coalition and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. Simran currently serves as a Truman National Security Fellow and the Rachel F. and Scott McDermott Fellow for the American Institute of Indian Studies. Follow him on Twitter: @SimranColumbia. Rajdeep Singh serves as Director of Law and Policy for the Sikh Coalition. He is a lawyer by training with several publications to his credit. In recent years, he has managed successful campaigns to expand federal hate crime tracking and pass equal opportunity legislation.