Kurien cited in India Abroad article on Sikh Americans, 2020 census

Prema_Kurien"I think it is all these domestic factors, some particular to the U.S. where there is a much greater level of ignorance about the group than in Canada or UK, that are the primary reasons that they have mobilized around a census designation," says Prema Kurien, professor and chair of sociology. "Getting a designation as a distinct ethnic group will allow Sikhs a more accurate count, more recognition of their special needs, as well as access to resources and services." Kurien was cited in the India Abroad article "The Sikhs bid for separate ethnic identity in U.S. Census raises questions and concerns." 02/12/20