February 12, 2015
Someone has posted this comment on my blog. I think it deserves wider discussion among Indians across the world. I can vouch for the fact that Indians socialise in Australia ONLY with other Indians.
First I want to say that saying someone is racist because they want to have lighter skin is ridiculous. People with dark skin want light skin and people with light skin want tans. Wanting light skin does not mean you are racist to dark skinned people and does not mean a love of white people. And offering service to white people holidaying in Indian above other people is also not loving white people – it is trying to get the most money out of a wealthy foreigner.
Why does this make me mad? Because I am white and all I see in articles like this is that Indians dislike Africans etc and like whites. Indians hate whites too. They hate everyone who is not Indian. This is a generalization of course, but non racist Indians seem to be few and far between.
They are amongst the most racist people in the world today. And most deny it and get all uppity because god forbid someone should point out a problem with India. I have many Indian friends, but the racism comes through even in the best of them.
I am not racist, before you say so. I am married to an Indian – a wonderful man. This is how I know how racist they are and how frustrated I am that all you people think you are either not or are because you like “white”.
Let me ask you, how many Indian parents are comfortable with the idea of their child marrying a white person?
The treatment myself, and my husband, receive from his fellow countrymen is a disgrace, even his family are a disgrace. Here in Australia, more than once we have seen Indian parents literally herd their children away from us like we are a vicious virus to be avoided at all costs. God forbid an Indian child should be exposed to the indecency of a happy interracial couple! How dare a good Indian boy marry an evil slut gorian!
And the worst thing about it, is I have to listen to his Indian friends talk about racism towards them, which frankly none of them have ever experienced. I can’t tell them about my experiences with Indians because I’m white and that would make me racist towards Indians – ironically enough. As my brother in law once said “It’s not racism if your talking about a white person”.
Australia is a multicultural country and if you go to any function you will see all manner of cultures. Not so at functions organised by Indians. Even the young ones born here only seem to have friends that are other Indians. Every single person there will be Indian. It’s really pretty sick. Only my husband had the guts to call a stop to that ridiculous behaviour – although he feels lucky not to have been disowned by his family for doing so. He had to listen to them say the most horrible things about me and my family, when they had never met any of us, just because our skin is white.
So please, sir, I applaud that you are trying to get Indian people to see their racist ways and change. But stop saying they love white people. They don’t. They love Indian people. Maybe they love Indian people with light skin more. But they love Indian people and everyone else is beneath them.
This is a useful insight. Note that I NEVER said that Indians “love white people”. No! Leaving aside a few exceptions (and such exceptions are now becoming more common), they also have two other characteristics: a) caste and b) “anti-colonial” bigotry.
They will fawn on the “white” but never marry (although the probability of their marrying a white person is higher their than marrying a black African) since that would mean going outside their “caste” and would expose them to the charge that they are marrying into a “colonial” oppressor’s “race”.
All said and done, a very unfortunate situation.
The only remedy – perhaps – is greater liberty and prosperity. As the caste system then dissipates and people gain self-respect (yes, most Indians don’t have self-respect – which partly explains their behaviour), they will start looking at others as INDIVIDUALS not on the basis of the most superficial (and irrelevant) characteristic: skin colour.