SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Sikh community leaders have told the U.S. Attorney in San Francisco that they face workplace discrimination and hate.
Sikhs, a religion often confused with Islam, told U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag on Sunday that they constantly struggle with discrimination and bigotry.READ MORE: 'Highway Slingshot Shooter' Fires Ball Bearings at Windows Along San Jose's Guadalupe Freeway
Haag’s visit to the Sikh Center in El Sobrante was designed to assure them the federal government is ready to respond to reports ranging from hate crimes to identity theft.READ MORE: 3 East Bay School Districts Go All-In on Student Vaccine Mandates
Haag was told Sikh’s face severe workplace discrimination and there was concern the FBI doesn’t specifically track anti-Sikh hate crimes, lumping them in with anti-Muslim crimes.
Haag promised to discuss the concerns with FBI officials.MORE NEWS: State-of-the-Art Water Purification Plant Helps Silicon Valley Battle Drought
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