Dr. Prabhjot Singh, a Sikh Columbia Professor, was the victim of a hate crime Saturday night in upper Manhattan.
Hateful assaults like these are an affront to our city’s core values. During the attack the assailants shouted “get Osama” and “terrorist.” We urge you to speak out against this bigotry and violence. As his friend and student, Simran Jeet Singh, notes in this piece, “unfortunately, his assailants did not see Prabhjot Singh, the professor, the community health expert or the local doctor. They saw a man wearing a beard and a turban—his articles of faith—and saw a target. Sadly, for many other Sikh Americans like Prabhjot, this is a story they have heard and experienced before.” http://huff.to/1b4YzJ5
Via Center for Constitutional Rights