A Sikh man enters the gurdwara at the Khalsa Care Foundation on Monday, August 6.
Sikh temples across California continue to hold candlelight vigils this week to mourn six people who were killed in Sunday's shooting in Wisconsin.
Police haven’t found a motive for the shooting yet, but many in the Sikh community say it’s not uncommon to suffer threats from fellow Americans.
Jaideep Singh is with the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
“I mean, what are you going to do, every time someone flips you off, or cuts you off, or calls you Osama, or a terrorist — or something worse, are you going to call the cops? Because of the way you look, the religion you worship, what you wear on your head," Singh said.
Singh said he doesn't think we take hate violence seriously enough in our society.
"I think that’s the important thing to understand. It didn't start with 9/11, it certainly hasn't ended," he said.
Another vigil is set for Thursday night in Orange County. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Buena Park.