Sikh Captain America hits the streets of New York City with "Totally Biased"

Vishavjit Singh challenges peoples' notions of what an American superhero can look like


Prachi Gupta
November 8, 2013 1:41AM (UTC)

Editorial Cartoonist Vishavjit Singh, aka Sikh Captain America, has ventured onto the streets of New York City for a second time in an attempt to challenge the notions of what "being American" looks like and means in 2013. In a segment based on Singh's essay in Salon, "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" correspondent Hari Kondabolu toured New York City with Singh to capture the various reactions to an Indian Captain America wearing a turban.

Reactions ranged from expecting Captain America to be "taller" and "whiter" with "more muscles," to "whoa, awesome," to an "Anthony Kiedis impersonator" finding the whole thing "rather racist" but "pretty funny."

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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