The Sikh Coalition publicly responded to the Supreme Court ruling on the Abercrombie & Fitch religious discrimination case because the impact that the decision has on the Sikh community is enormous and it seemed critical that the Sikh perspective be part of the national dialogue earlier this week.
Our Op-Ed spent most of Monday afternoon as the “most read” article on the Washington Post, while our reaction to the ruling was quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Hill to name a few. Additionally, the New York Times’ Editorial Board, in endorsing the Supreme Court’s decision, recognized that the Sikh community faces similar challenges and discrimination in the workplace. The Sikh perspective matters and on this important topic it was heard.
The short blog analysis below examines why this case matters so much to the sangat.
Why The Supreme Court’s Abercrombie Decision is a Game Changer for Sikh-Americans
By Gurjot Kaur, Senior Staff Attorney at the Sikh Coalition