Gandhi the racist saint
I’ve never been a big fan of Gandhi, even before I came to know that he was racist in his youth. I don’t know why, but it was perhaps because of my belief that all honourable men are indeed quite “honourable” …. Nevertheless, Gandhi is held up as a modern saint, the father of ‘avihimsa’. It’s truly amazing how history has overlooked the fact that he was a racist, and has made the scoundrel a saint… Gandhi has written a lot of racist stuff. Here’s one of them. This is an excerpt from a letter he wrote to an english friend of his named W.T. Stead in 1906. “As you were good enough to show very great sympathy with the cause of British Indians in the Transvaal, may I suggest your using your influence with Boer leaders in the Transvaal? I feel certain that they did not share the same prejudice against British Indians as against the Kaffir [offensive word in South Africa] races but as the prejudice against Kaffir races in a strong form was in existence in the Transvaal at the time when the British Indians immigrated there, the latter were immediately lumped together with the Kaffir races and described under the generic term ‘Coloured People’. Gradually the Boer mind was habituated to this qualification and it refused to recognise the evident and sharp distictions that undoubtedly exist between British Indians and the Kaffir races in South Africa” … A simple google search will give you many such stuff written by Gandhi. So there’s no point in me writing them all here… Gandhi believed in the Hindu caste system. Why do you think castes are called ‘varna’ in India? Perhaps as R.S. Sigh wrote, that explains his racism towards black races… The funny thing is, Gandhi even hoodwinked Luther King, Jr.