Watch Captain Sikh America in ‘Red, White and Beard’

By Jamilah King Jan 21, 2015

Remember Captain Sikh America? It was comedian Vishavjit Singh’s way of fighting intolerance in the post-9/11 United States. After walking the streets of New York City dressed as Captain Sikh America, Singh recounted what he learned in an essay at Salon.

"If you stereotype people, then you have fallen victim of the malady itself. To all the people who have given me advice to stay away from white Republican places like Jersey, Florida, Texas and the South, let me say this. If I had stereotyped the world the way it may see me in my turban and beard, I would never have  walked out as Captain America."

In this 11-minute short film viewers get a longer look at at Singh’s work.