In a video that will break your heart, a 10-year-old Sikh girl narrates her story after being branded as a “terrorist”.
The 10-Year-Old British Sikh girl, Munsimar Kaur tells her heartbreaking experience in a 1:50-minute long video shared by her father on social media.
Munsimar says that when she went to Plumstead Adventure Playground in south London with her grandmother, where she asked to play a game with a group of four teenagers.
However, those teenagers sent her off by saying: ‘No you can’t play because you’re a terrorist’.
Munsimar states that she was left “heartbroken”, but ‘kept her head up’ and walked away without saying a word.
The next day when returned to the same adventure play area and made friends with a nine-year-old girl.
However, the child’s mother called to say that she couldn’t play with Kaur because the latter looked ‘dangerous’.
This clarified that the Sikh girl was not allowed to play just because of her attire, which includes a turban.
“Sikhs are naturally caring and no matter what, we will love everyone,” says Kaur.
“But I need to speak out about this because not everyone is strong enough to walk away or has suitable parents to talk to and handle this racism. I will hang out with the right people.”
On an optimistic note, she calls on anyone else going through similar racism and says, “Anyone going through this – tell your parents and keep your chin up – and it will work out in the end – I promise.”
Watch Kaur tell her own story in an inspiring video:
Racist Park @GLL_UK
— Sikh Dad (@sikhdad) August 8, 2019
The video attracted scores of messages of support with several condemning such acts of racism and discrimination.
We adore you MK. You are bright, articulate & beautiful…the world is yours.
Keep holding that gorgeous head up high ❤️💪🏽🙌🏽
— AsianWomenMeanBusiness (@A_W_M_B) August 8, 2019
We’re sorry this happened to you, Munsimar, these people and attitudes do not represent the values of our diverse country.
Stay strong and keep playing, super #Kaur! From my own three super #kaurs & me 🙌🏼❤️
— Tom Quinn® (@TomTheProducer1) August 9, 2019
Such a well spoken and strong young girl!
— 🧨 (@_dcnszn) August 8, 2019
What a graceful young girl she is! Bless her. Breaks my heart though that we can't protect our children from the ugliness of this world sometimes.
— Dureen (@ConfusciousDee) August 8, 2019