The Internet at the Speed of Thought

Man’s Mother Shuts Down Racist Twitter Trolls In the Most Graceful Way Possible

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Don't mess with a mom

Here’s a story that anyone who has ever had to respond to the question “But where are you really from?” will love.

Professor Simran Jeet Singh was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. However, because of his name and his traditional Sikh headwear, he frequently encounters some of the worst online trolls. While the Harvard and Columbia graduate and author is an American by every possible definition, his outspokenness on issues of religion and politics has led plenty of bigots to tell him to go back where he came from.

Singh’s mother joined Twitter and saw the nasty comments. She couldn’t help but make a joke about it.

“My mom just joined Twitter and saw all the racist messages where people tell me to ‘go home’ and ‘go back to where I came from,’” Singh explained. “She wanted to thank you all. She really wants me to move back to Texas.”

The tweet landed perfectly at the internet sweet spot of wholesome stories, snark and bad people getting their comeuppance and quickly went viral. The website Someecards reached out to Singh to talk about his mom’s awesome response.

simran jeet singh mom

Source: Twitter @SikhProf