Mom Sikh Professor perfect viral response racists: Simran Jeet Singh, a Sikh assistant religion professor at Trinity University, penned a viral tweet describing his mom’s reaction to the racism he receives online. “My mom just joined Twitter and saw all the racist messages where people tell me to “go home” and “go back to where I came from,” he tweeted.“She wanted me to thank you all. She really wants me to move back to Texas.” Singh, who has amassed a following of more than 40,000, received more than 25,000 retweets, 1,45,000 favorites and more than 1,000 responses including one from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “I’m with your mom, Simran.
I’m with your mom, Simran. We need you home here in San Antonio. If it takes a resolution, I can get to work on that!
— Mayor Ron Nirenberg (@Ron_Nirenberg) December 7, 2017
We need you home here in San Antonio,” he responded. “If it takes a resolution, I can get to work on that!” Singh is currently in New York City, where he is the Henry R. Luce Post-doctoral Fellow of Religion and International Affairs at the NYU Center for Religion and Media, according to his Trinity University profile, which also notes his degrees from Harvard and Columbia universities.Singh mentioned his upbringing in San Antonio and how his parents, G.P. Singh and Parvinder Kaur, taught his family how to react to racism.“My three brothers and I were some of the only kids with turbans when we grew up in South Texas,” he said. “Our parents always taught us that negative incidents always provided opportunities for positive outcomes.” The tweet was not the first time Singh’s family made headlines.Exactly two years ago, his younger brother, Darsh Singh, became the subject of a racist meme. Darsh Singh was the NCAA’s first turbaned Sikh-American basketball player during his time at Trinity University. Mom Sikh Professor perfect viral response racists. Simran Singh was not immediately available to return requests for comment, but thanked Nirenberg for making San Antonio “an even more compelling place for people of all backgrounds.”
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