Vishavjit Singh Captain America

Vishavjit Singh, “Sikh Captain America,” is a software engineer, cartoonist, and champion against stereotypes.

Singh has faced stereotypes his entire life, especially after 9/11, and now during a time when ISIS is in the headlines. Inspired by a racist cartoon, he began creating political cartoons, “Sikh Toons.” He also created a caricature of himself as Captain America, with his turban and beard, his point being “he’s as American as the most iconic of American superheroes.”

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He now travels across the country talking about being a Sikh and what it means to be an American.

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This interview originally appeared in PRI on October 17, 2014. It’s presented as part of our #InTheirOwnWords series.

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