Earlier this year this Sikh basketball player’s image was utilised by some morons online within a racist meme. Thankfully the internet has struck back.
Darsh Singh was the NCAA’s first turbaned Sikh basketball player, and he was once the co-captain of his team at Trinity University.
The meme suggested that Darsh was in fact a potential terrorist, and people would not mark him due to the threat of him carrying explosives.
Thankfully for Darsh he has made a lot of friends in life, and they were not about to allow the abuse to stand.
On December 6 his mate Greg Worthington took to Facebook to set the record straight.
Over 35,000 shares later, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center set up #BeLikeDarsh.
As a result Twitter has gone crazy with social media users highlighting all the reasons Darsh is a perfect role model.
— Alton Wang (@altonwang) December 9, 2015
— Smithsonian APA (@SmithsonianAPA) December 8, 2015
— Adriel Luis (@DRZZL) December 9, 2015
I was not a cool kid in high school, but with every interaction I ever had with him, he made me feel valuable. #BeLikeDarsh
— Ματτ (@Didymath) December 9, 2015
The best weapon against hate is Love. The best way to dispel darkness is Light. -Darsh Preet Singh #BeLikeDarsh
— breh (@Chicago_dope) December 10, 2015
And then the man himself stepped in to have his say.
— Darsh Singh (@darshpreetsingh) December 8, 2015
What an absolute legend.