Mom Spotted Racist Tweets On Son's Twitter Feed, Her Response Was Brilliant

Let's face it; Twitter has become a fact of life, and more and more people sign on every day. Most of those Twitter users are young and grew up with the Internet, so for them it's all par for the course. Some are older people who have finally relented and joined the 21st century.

Another thing that has become a fact of life with Twitter is bullying, rudeness and mean-spirited remarks. No matter who you are, occasionally you're going to be a target for some mean people. If you're a person of color, you're also going to run into a few racists here and there.

One man explains how his mom, who was new to Twitter, was surprised to find that some racists had left rude remarks on his account. But the mom had the perfect response to shut them down, and many have bestowed upon the woman the highly coveted title of 'cool mom'.

Simran Jeet Singh, a professor and family man living in New York City, says his mother got a new Twitter account and she saw some comments on his feed. The mom, named Parvinder Kaur, found that a lot of people had told her son things like 'go home' and 'go back where you came from'.

Singh got on Twitter to tell these people that his mom had a message for them: " She wanted me to thank you all. She really wants me to move back to Texas."

"She also encouraged me to remind people that Texas basically is its own country," Singh added later.

Singh then proudly posted a picture of Kaur in a family photo. She's standing front and center, holding a basketball.

"For those wondering, that's my mama in the middle. She knows that ball is life," he added.

According to Singh, his mom is just awesome like that. "My mom's always had a good sense of humor about this kind of stuff — and she passed that down to my brothers and me," he told BuzzFeed.

"Humor's been a helpful tool for us because it helps us deal with the ugliness in a way that's soulful and enriching."

He recalls growing up in San Antonio, Texas. He's a Sikh, and his religion requires his family to dress a certain way. He says he's had some 'negative incidents' over the years.

In 2014, one study in California found that some 67 percent of Sikh youths who wear turbans as part of their faith claim they have been bullied and harassed. In a New York City study, 85 percent of youths responding said that they had been questioned by law enforcement officers about their immigration status.

Discrimination abounds, but Singh says his mom has helped him learn how to deal with it. "Of course we take threats of violence seriously, but the other stuff? I find it healthier to make the best of it," he explained. "I think this joke from my mom is a good example of that."

Singh's tweet went viral, but he got a lot of support from people on the internet. One surprising tweet came from Ron Nirenberg, the Mayor of San Antonio.

"I'm with your mom, Simran. We need you home here in San Antonio. If it takes a resolution, I can get to work on that!" he said.

"That's very kind of you, Mayor. Really appreciate you and your leadership. Your vision of inclusion makes San Antonio an even more compelling place for people of all backgrounds!" Singh responded.

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