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‘Don’t Freak, I’m Sikh:’ One Londoner’s Anti-Discrimination Message
February 10, 2014
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"Don't freak, I'm Sikh." Those are the words that bracket Pardeep Singh Bahra's new video, imploring viewers not to judge the Sikh community based on appearance. Bahra, a 22-year-old stylist, has become a popular advocate for London's Sikh community in recent years. He gained a following — and a lot of press — for his fashion blog Singh Street Style, a compendium of stylish Sikhs photographed on the streets of London. (It's kind of like The Sartorialist, only with turbans in every picture.)

"I've noticed more people are taking pride in their turban, and I really hope to inspire younger Sikh guys to be proud of their turbans too," Bahra told The Guardian last year. Bahra's new video is about how he wears his turban as a positive symbol. He asks people to think about it as a symbol of tolerance, representative of a culture that teaches accepting, democratic values. "My turban reminds me to be a good person," he says in the video — it's a great message about "love, equality and peace" that you should hear in his own words, so check out the video above. 

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