White, black, brown, yellow, blue, etc.. These sound more like the colours we use at Holi or for Rangoli. But these are also names that we give to our fellow citizens of the world. In this day and age of globalisation we can’t allow such petty name calling to spoil the greater picture that has to be painted in this masterpiece that is being depicted on a special canvas called ‘life on Earth’.
We Indians are the biggest hypocrites of all. We Indians have at some point in our lives been on both the ends of this pole which has been named ‘Racial Discrimination’. There was this not so recent case of Ms. B (can’t name her, else we’ll probably get sued) crying and all on a TV show in the UK. Till today I haven’t watched that show or that episode in particular, but how dumb do you have to be to to cry when someone calls you a ‘brown person’ or a ‘monkey’, as I gather that this what she was called. A million or billion people in this world have faced a lot worse and we haven’t heard a slight whimper from them. Coming back to the point, I need to explain why I said that we Indians are the most racist of them all. In our college we have witnessed all this too. Don’t we say Bengalis are this and Mallus are that and Tamilians are such and ofcourse how can we forget the Gujjus. We all say that Goans are lazy and Biharis are crooked and so on and so forth. These classifications may be true, as we’ve said what we did after careful observations. I myself have made many such classifications. But does that make it any less racist? I don’t think so. When we see people from our own state, cultural background etc. we neglect the others with us, even if they are our best of friends. When the Bengalis, Southies, or for that matter any group meet, they immediately start talking in their regional languages, be they Bengali, Tamil, Telgu, Assamese etc. oblivious to others standing by wondering ‘what the f**k's going on here?’ It’s not wrong. We should be proud of our cultural backgrounds and of our mother tongues. But we should also respect the presence of the others who may be insulted by such actions. No one can disagree with me when they read what I have written and look deep within themselves.
I’m not sitting on any high horse judging people, because I too have been party to such actions as I’ve detailed above. But if I sound harsh on the whinning lot of complaining no goods, then please know that you’ve read right and that I want to be harsh on them. It’s just that ‘c’est la vie’ and life’s a bitch. Grow up!!! This is the bad world and crying about somebody calling you something doesn’t solve the problem.
To all those whinny grumpy colourful Indians (Shilpa et all), I just wanna say stop whinning and get a life. As the bible says, ‘We need to get the block of wood out of our own eyes before we point out to our brothers the spliter of wood in their eyes’. I’m sure that all religions preach this too and no offence to anyone, it’s just that I have not read my own bible fully let alone reading the holy books of other religions, so I couldn’t quote from them. We need to remember that in order to change the world we need to first change ourselves and set a better example.
I repeat myself again. GROW UP & GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A proud brown (actually a chocolate coloured) Indian!!!!