This is the official #UnitedShades Sikhs in America thread. Respond here if you want to make sure I see your tweet. #SikhsOnTV
I love the opening of this show. It makes a bigger point overall about America and "religious freedom". #UnitedShades
SOOOOO MANY MISPRONUNCIATIONS IN THIS SIKH 101 SEGEMENT!!!

To my Sikh sisters & brothers, I'm sorry. Thanks to @Angadgsingh, these will be fixed for the re-airings. #UnitedShades
One of my favorite moments ever in #UnitedShades history. Thanks to @hsingh for letting me talk to his son. Dilzafer juast came to hang out but I wanted to ask him about bullying. He blew me away.
We had more great material than we had room for. I asked for @CNN to let us release some of it, and they said yes. Here is a bonus scene form tonight's Sikh episode. There's 1 more coming this episode. Enjoy! #UnitedShades cnn.com/videos/tv/2018…
My first turban! Thanks @americanturban! #UnitedShades
This conversation w/ @HOUSE_of_WARIS was so much fun and so deep and he's dreamy. He should be a movie star. #UnitedShades #SikhsOnTV
Be prepared. @valariekaur's interview has all the feels. #UnitedShades #SikhsOnTV
Guaranteed just this image of Lt. Kalsi on TV is blowing many Americans minds RIGHT NOW. Thanks for the talk, the coin, & your service! #UnitedShades #SikhsOnTV
Check out @valariekaur's films/. Like this one! 👇🏿#UnitedShades #SikhsOnTV
Here is the other bonus scene from tonight's episode on Sikhs. Happy @CNN is letting us put this stuff out. If you want more extra scenes like this, LET THEM KNOW! OK. Now, I have to go put the kids to bed. #UnitedShades #SikhsOnTV
Thanks to @hsingh, @sikh_coalition, @valariekaur, Karmdeep Bains, Lt. Col. Kamal Kalsi, Preet Didbal, Kash Gill, @HOUSE_of_WARIS, Yuba City, CA, the Gatka siblings, & most of all Dilzafer Singh. #UnitedShades #SikhsOnTV
And special shout out to ex-mayor of Yuba City, CA Kash Gill. He opened a lot of doors for us in his town. He was a true host & excellent spokesperson for his town & faith. We had an interview w/ him but when Preet Didbal won we had to make space for her. #UnitedShades #SikhsOnTV

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