LOS ANGELES - Beyond the politics of the moment, this particular conversation is personal for many around the nation, and in this melting pot of Southern California.

“Go back to where you come from.” It doesn’t matter who says it – for those citizens who have heard the words, the experience is unforgettable, questionable, and existential.

A turbaned and bearded Sikh named Guru Singh talked to Spectrum News 1 about how hearing things like this is just a fact of life in America.

After sharing his story, Singh sat down with us for a conversation unpacking his lived experience, the choice to keep his turban in these charged times, and the psychodynamics of this sort of speech.