My Religion-Sikhism In Schools

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It was only when my freshman Social Studies teacher went beyond the curriculum and taught the class about Sikhism did I feel more comfortable being myself. My religion-Sikhism- is important to me. Unfortunately, many Americans are uneducated about it, and my student body serves as an example. 80% of the students in my grade at Francis Parker are Caucasian. When I first came to study here, not only was I intimidated by this, but the students were insensitive towards my faith.
Sikhism tells me not to cut my hair. However many students would come up to me and comment on how unhealthy my hair looked. Some would even say that my hair would look much better short, after I informed them that long hair was a part of my religion. Furthermore, many
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