FEATURED VIDEO: Skinny Captain America challenges stereotypes and intolerance

Photo: Screenshot from “Red, White, and Beard” video by Sikh Captain America

Writer and cartoonist Vishavjit Singh transforms an American icon to one whose super power is altering perceptions. In this video, he goes around the city asking people “What’s the first word that comes to mind when you see me?”

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[Michigan Radio] Sikh Captain America taking to the streets to combat intolerance: “Following the 9/11 attacks, Singh tells us he faced a lot of discrimination based on his appearance. He worked from home for a few weeks after the attacks just to avoid going outside where he faced “near-unanimous animosity from fellow Americans,” he says. “Good people, young and old, who were confused.””

[Seattle Times] Op-ed: Wham. Bang. Pow. It’s time for a superhero to fight hate crimes: “How about a Sikh-American superhero? This is a 100-year-old community whose history is littered with surviving holocausts, fighting Japanese fascists and German Nazis. Sikh-American men could make formidable crimefighters, with swords and long unshorn waist-length hair tied into samurai buns at the top of their heads covered by five feet of cloth.”

[Sikhtoons] Vishavjit Singh’s website http://www.sikhtoons.com/

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