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By Anju Kaur | December 08, 2015
A lengthy Facebook post by Greg Worthington, a doctoral student in education policy at the University of Texas at Austin, lashing out at a racist joke against Darsh Preet Singh, the first Sikh NCAA basketball player, went viral on Saturday.

A lengthy Facebook post by Greg Worthington, a doctoral student in education policy at the University of Texas at Austin, lashing out at a racist joke against Darsh Preet Singh, the first Sikh NCAA basketball player, went viral on Saturday.

That was the message Greg Worthington, a doctoral student in education policy at the University of Texas at Austin, posted on his Facebook page on Saturday, Dec. 5, lashing out at a racist joke against Darsh Preet Singh, the first Sikh American to play basketball in the NCAA.

The harmful gag included a photograph of the former player from Trinity University at San Antonio, with the caption: "Nobody at school wants to guard Muhammad, he's too explosive."

The image was circulated by comedians and jokester websites for months, according to NBCnews.com. Worthington's lengthy push back went viral on the social media website with more than 24,800 likes and 10,600 shares.