For a third world nation like India that has yet to accept its caste question, accepting xenophobia and race problem is obviously a distant dream.
Basically, this land never had any problem:
It never had any caste problem but Gandhi always remained a Baniya and Shivaji a Maratha.
It never had a race problem but somehow this entire brown country believes in quackery of fairness creams claiming to magically transform brown skin into white.
It never had a gender problem although we still have to acknowledge marital rapes and the question of honor killing.
It never had the problem of homophobia but homosexuality is criminalized.
It never had a problem of xenophobia but you can be assaulted in Bombay for simply being a North India and in Delhi for being a Northeastern.
So most probably the only pressing concern for this nation is beef and Romeo!
It took the collective effort of both black and white folks to abolish slavery in US or apartheid in South Africa so here in India the whole idea of excluding the privileged castes from the unity of oppressed movement sounds a bit absurd as this idea itself appears casteist.
Yes I agree with the idea of BAPSA that we need more leaders coming out from the oppressed sections and that the communist movement in India has been hijacked by the reactionary Brahmanist forces. But how can one have monopoly over Ambedkar and Phule only on the basis of caste?
Because it’s also true that many former dalit leaders are now standing with the Brahmanist fascists of RSS-BJP and one can’t deny the fact that more dalits and indigenous people have died fighting under the red banner than under the blue banner.
Left Ambedkarite Feminism is the need of the hour to combat the rising threat of Communal Fascism in India!
You believe Indians aren’t racist because Gandhi Inspired Mandela and Martin Luther?? We are the worst kinda racist beings on this planet!
We look down on the Blacks but feel inferior to whites and that’s the most unique feature about the racism practiced in India which not only exposes our white inferiority complex but also our slave mindset.
This hypocritical obsession for white skin has become the fodder for the billion dollar quackery industry that claims to magically transform brown skin into white! Because of course being dark skinned is the worst crime a girl can commit in this country.
We don’t stop at this; we are racist towards our own people, for us every South Indian is from Africa, every northeastern girl is a Chinese whore and absolutely any hotel here would serve a European better than than any brown or black.
You wanna flatter any Indian just tell them they appear more European than Indian, you wanna hurt their ego just ask them if they are from Africa!
Can at least we now admit our racist, slave mindset of colonial era???
From a 10 year old child bride to a loose replica of a Hindu Goddess the Mother India has represented everything that is reactionary, bigoted, anti reformist and fanatically conservative about the Indian society as since the beginning she happened to be the Mother of all those reactionaries who rigorously opposed social reforms but somehow were against the British raj.
The book Mother India by Katherine Mayo would rather give you a better Idea about India than a white skinned, curvy, beautiful, deity like woman covered with gold and gems, wearing an expensive saree and holding a saffron flag!
Can this be the mother of a country having the largest population of poor? Can this be the mother of a country of brown skinned people? Can this be the mother of a nation where every second child is malnourished? Can this be the mother of a country that still practices untouchability, forced slavery and feudal oppression? Can this be the mother of a nation that has 15 million women in prostitution? Can this be the mother of a nation that houses a militant patriarchal society where men respect dead female idols more than females in flesh and blood?
Is anyone ready to accept an exhausted poor, old, fragile, brown skinned woman as their Mother India? A weak skinny woman wearing a tattered saree, holding a tricolour and not adorned with golden ornaments but enslaved with iron chains of oppression?
In 1947 our founding fathers and mothers freed her from the chains of political oppression but she’s still held by the chains of economic and social oppression. Are we ready to free her? But first of all are we even ready to acknowledge the fact that our Mother India is enslaved by the chains of social and economic injustice???????????????
Saying ‘I m a proud white’ might get you the brand of an ill reputed racist Nazi but in this demented republic where people are openly racist and proud of it one can find the venom of racism and castism being sold in broad daylight. Just take a good look and you find movies and rap songs openly stating how great it is to be born a Singh or Rajput or Jaat.
But apparently being proud of of your birth is same as being proud of stepping on shit; you didn’t choose to step on shit and you didn’t choose to be born where you were born either. So just cut the crap as it’s high time to acknowledge that India is a deeply racist country and contrary to the whites these former usurpers have absolutely no shame in their eyes for the crimes their predecessors committed but are rather proud of it.
And such shameless display of hypocritical pride is shoved down the throat of society repeatedly through movies, daily soaps and songs.