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Author: Pardeep Kaleka

Sikh temple survivor speaks on fake Bowling Green Μаssаcrе

“I have lived through a real mаssаcrе, right here in Milwaukee. It took the life of my father and five others from my faith community.” – Pardeep Kaleka Building walls to protect America was a big focus of the Presidential campaign last year, but it has become clear that those once invisible walls already exist, within America. These metaphorical walls are now more visible, and were put up by our own communities, friends, and families. All of us to some extent live in a state of denial about social conditions, and more recently political ones. As a first generation...

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Pardeep Kaleka: Testimony on post 9/11 rhetoric

Editor’s Note: Pardeep Kaleka was a panelist at a public meeting hosted by the Wisconsin Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights on August 29, to discuss the issue of under-reported hate crimes and civil rights violations. This is the testimony he presented at the hearing. | Hello, thank you for the opportunity to address the commission. On Sunday August 5, 2012 a white supremacist named Wade Michael Page walked into The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and ʍurdered six immigrants; Paramjit Kaur, Prakash Singh, Sita Singh, Ranjit Singh, Suveg Singh, and Satwant Singh Kaleka, my father and...

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