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|Turban- How To Deal With Ridicule?
|Monday, 5/02/2005 4:18 PM MDT
(REPLY) Sat Nam. Of course no one wants to be laughed at and teased, but the way to cure ignorance it with education. As far as school is concerned, one way to solve this problem that has been done successfully in many places is for the parents to contact the principal of the school and arrange for a presentation to explain to all the students the history and meaning of the turban. Educating people about what Sikhs stand for is very much needed. If the parents can't do it, possibly some other Sikh in the community can go and speak to all the students. BTW,what do they have to eat at Taco Bell that is desirable? We Sikhs wear turbans so that we cannot hide our identity. It takes courage and commitment, and it's not always easy, but if you are proud of being a Sikh, and wear your turban with pride and not embarrassment, and smile at those who are laughing, it may make a difference. Another thought: Maybe you could have a little statement printed up and when people are making fun, then hand them a card explaining the turban. I trust you tie a very good looking (not sloppy!) turban? God bless you and Guru give you wisdom and courage. SP