Column: How a rural Oklahoma truck stop became a destination for Sikh Punjabis crossing America

Left, Truck Stop 40 owners Raj Chhoker, left, and his wife, Harpreet Chhokar, chat with their neighbor Kenny Drake. Right, Main Street in Sayre, Okla.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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Jaweed Kaleem is the national race and justice correspondent at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining The Times, Kaleem was the senior religion reporter at HuffPost and a religion and general assignment reporter at the Miami Herald. He attended Emerson College in Boston and grew up in Northern Virginia.