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Sikhs can often be misunderstood to be Hindus because of the turbans they wear on their heads. Sikhism originate in India, and the men do not cut their hair but instead wrap it under their turban. They try to learn from a Guru, and according to Beliefnet, “moral purity is considered the chief basis of religion. There is no priesthood per se, but there are official readers of scripture.”

Sikhs can be seen in a variety of ways, but sadly they may be feared by a few people in the United States. On August 5, 2012, a white supremacist walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek and opened fire. When the shooting was over, 6 people were dead and 4 were wounded. On the one-year anniversary of the Oak Creek massacre Amardeep Singh, co-founder of The Sikh Coalition, talks about that horrible day and how being Sikh in America has, and hasn’t, changed in the days since.

Partially reprinted from Odyssey Networks

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