A Reflection On The Shootings And My Sikh Community
nextgenjournal.com — The events that took place this weekend in Wisconsin not only hurt the Sikh community, but our society as a whole. As a Sikh myself, it hits particularly close to home. As an American, it hurts even more. I live in a country that prides itself on freedom, justice and religious tolerance, but yesterday we took a step backwards. It is true that Sikhs are not Muslims. Why exactly that matters, I am not sure, but the media and individuals have made it more about what Sikhs are not rather than what we are. Human beings were killed. Fathers and mothers were killed. Brother and sisters were killed. Our brothers and sisters. We should stop worrying about comparing religious and start working toward becoming more accepting people.