Simran Jeet Singh, 33, is a professor of religion at Trinity University, as well as a writer and activist. He often shares his thoughts on social and political issues on Twitter, where he's amassed a sizable following.
One very devout follower of Singh's tweets is his mom, Parvinder Kaur, who creeps on his page "to get updates on my life," Singh told BuzzFeed News. On Tuesday, Mama Kaur decided to create her own Twitter account.
However, in creating her account and navigating Twitter, Kaur came across racist and hateful tweets directed at her son.
Some of the tweets told him to "go home" or to "go back" to where he's "from."
The two of them briefly talked about it over the phone on Tuesday.
"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," Singh said.