"When do you stand up to hate, and when do you play it safe?" If someone sees you standing up to hate, it will become easier for them too. Simran Jeet Singh courageously stood up when he was called a racial slur on the street. He reached out to a young man who will probably never forget what happened. Simran not only expressed bravery, but played a vital role in using his voice to stop hate.
Simran Jeet Singh is Sikh and has been on the receiving end of racial hate many times. But recently, as he jogged through Riverside Park in Manhattan, he knew how to respond.
Listen to Simran speak about the incident on WNYC News, which includes an interview with Executive Producer of Not in Our Town Patrice O'Neill. The piece is produced by WNYC's Arun Venugoral.