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JJ Kapur was 2 years old on 9/11. As a Sikh, he wears a turban, leaving him open to the Islamophobia that pervades certain corners of American culture. The Turbantors are his response.
From the event: Champions and Underdogs
JJ Kapur will be entering his senior year at Valley High School this fall. When he’s not lugging his 20-pound backpack around the hallways, he’s traveling the country with his speech and debate team. His desire to share his Sikh community’s story led him to found the Iowa Turbanators, a youth-led service group focused on “turban-ating” the negative stigma surrounding Sikhism.