Students interviewed for this article constitute a random cross-section of religions and is in no means complete in its coverage of all faiths. The views of sources interviewed for this article are their personal accounts and not necessarily representative of the faith in entirety.
Iqbal Gill remembers being bullied in the first grade for wearing a turban and having long hair.
He remembers coming home one day and making the painful decision to take his turban off, despite his parents asking him not to.
“I’m not going to lie; it was sad,” Gill, now a biology sophomore at UTD, said. “It was hard.”