Sikh Captain America: The Man Behind the Shield

“As his alter ego, Sikh Captain America, Singh debunks people’s definition of an American and specifically, an American superhero.”
About. Damn. Time.

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Is America ready for a Sikh Captain America — a superhero fighting hate crimes and intolerance? In the wake of 9/11, the massacre of Sikh Americans in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and America post-Ferguson, my answer is a resounding yes! If superheroes can battle aliens, cyborgs, and fellow villainous superheroes, why can’t there be one that fights for social and racial justice?

In 2013, cartoonist Vishavjit Singh wore a Captain America costume for the first time with a royal blue turban to match his ensemble. The short documentary Red, White, and Beard is a quirky, lighthearted glance into Sikh Captain America and the man behind this growing phenomenon.

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I write fiction, drink coffee, herd kids and furry creatures, and try to make the world a little better than I found it.
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