In the aftermath of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Sikhs were unintended target of hate crimes, because the attackers thought they were Muslims. Thirteen years later, Sikhs said the attacks have not stopped.
A Sikh family from Alameda and a Muslim family from Sunnyvale alleged Tuesday that they were barred from riding go-karts at a Livermore amusement park last summer because of their religious head attire.
The state Assembly has approved a bill that would add more protections for religious freedom in the workplace, specifying that discrimination laws also apply to religious clothing and hairstyles.
Sikh community leaders have told the U.S. Attorney in San Francisco that they face workplace discrimination and hate.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral for a Sacramento-area man who was gunned down as he took an afternoon stroll last week.
A new report has found that in talking with hundreds of Bay Area Sikh children, many said they had been taunted with derogatory labels.