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#BeLikeDarsh

Darsh Preet Singh has regularly found himself the target of bigoted memes ever since the above picture of him representing Trinity University’s basketball team found its way on to the internet.

However, when one particular Facebook account (entitled Thug Life) decided to mock Darsh, an impassioned response by one commenter led to the image going viral, for all the right reasons.

Greg Worthington posted the following response which has now been shared over 14,000 times on Facebook but his message has reached even more people. 
#BeLikeDarsh - fb comment

Check out any of the stories below to see exactly how this unfolded and ended with a Twitter hashtag campaign entitled #BeLikeDarsh and please share your own #BeLikeDarsh posts.

Daily Mail – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3357448/First-turbaned-NCAA-basketball-player-subject-racist-meme-calling-terrorist-friends-supporters-turn-social-media-hero.html

For the Win – http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/12/friend-of-groundbreaking-sikh-basketball-player-writes-incredible-response-to-internet-hate

Washington Post – http://www.sportskeeda.com/basketball/social-media-championed-punjabi-american-basketball-player-racial-insult

Dallas Morning News – http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20151210-darsh-singh-they-turned-my-picture-into-a-racist-meme.-what-happened-next-is-an-inspiration..ece

Buzz Feed – http://www.buzzfeed.com/sahilrizwan/be-like-darsh?bftwuk&utm_term=.lbaqn4zylL#.ru7l2MXbGm

Independent – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ncaa-s-first-turbaned-sikh-american-basketball-player-darsh-singh-goes-from-racist-meme-to-internet-a6768371.html

NBC – http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/his-name-darsh-preet-singh-pushback-against-joke-goes-viral-n476171

MTV – http://www.mtv.com/news/2684751/islamophobic-basketball-meme-shut-down/

Elite Daily – http://elitedaily.com/social-news/internet-turned-racist-meme-sikh-amazing/1315397/

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