America ReFramed

From Here | Growing Up Sikh in America

Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina was both an American and Sikh experience for Sonny Singh and his brother. He had a childhood like his peers but he wore a turban - and that difference, among other things, led to bullying by fellow students. Singh also had to find out for himself who he was in his majority white neighborhood and that has impacted him today.

From Here | Growing Up Sikh in America

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