Turban, Assumptions, Fear, Perpetually Foreign, Inferiority

New York

Simran Jeet Singh,
New York, NY.
Trinity University

My visible Sikh and South Asian identity have shaped my experiences with racial and cultural identities. Upon seeing me, people mark me as different and make various assumptions about me. Associations assume (but are not limited to): foreign, violent, conservative, uneducated, terrorist, victim, uncivilized, and dogmatic.

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