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wakeupslaves:

Gandhi Spreads Racial Hatred of Africans

Gandhi was passionately prejudiced towards black Africans, as clearly displayed by his own writings over his 21-year stint in Gandhi’s writings during his 20 years in South Africa. He promoted racial hatred, in theory, and campaigned for racial segregation, in practice. In his newspaper, The Indian Opinion, he frequently wrote diatribes against the black community. Of particular concern to him was any contact between Indians and Africans. The following series of quotes, which is but a small selection of his extensive writings on the topic, documents Gandhi’s intense hatred for equal treatment of blacks and Indians, whether in culture or under the law. Indeed, his efforts to improve the status of the Indian community in South Africa were primarily focused on ensuring Africans were treated worse than Indians. His goal, thus was greater social inequality rather than universal equality.

All quotes taken from Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG).

Sept. 26, 1896: “Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir* whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.” — Vol. 1, p. 410

Sept. 24, 1903: “We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do… We believe also that the white race of South Africa should be the predominating race.” — Vol. 3, p. 256

Feb. 15, 1904: “Under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians, I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population.” — Vol. 3, p. 429

Sept. 5, 1905: “The decision to open the school for all Coloured children is unjust to the Indian community, and is a departure from the assurance given… that the school will be reserved for Indian children only.” — Vol. 4, p. 402

Sept. 2, 1907: “From these views expressed by a White we have a lesson to learn: We must encourage the Whites too. It is a short-sighted policy to employ, through sheer niggardliness, a Kaffir for washing work. If we keep in view the conditions in this country and patronize the Whites, whenever proper and necessary, then every such White will serve as an advertisement for the Indian trader.” — Vol. 6, p. 276

Feb. 29, 1908: “The British rulers take us to be so lowly and ignorant that they assume that, like the Kaffirs who can be pleased with toys and pins, we can also be fobbed off with trinkets.” — Vol. 8, p. 167

Mar. 7, 1908: “We were all prepared for hardships, but not quite for this experience. We could understand not being classed with the whites, but to be placed on the same level with the Natives seemed too much to put up with.” — Vol. 8, p. 198

Mar. 7, 1908: “Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilised – the convicts even more so…. The reader can easily imagine the plight of the poor Indian thrown into such company!” — Vol. 8, p. 199

Jan. 16, 1909: “I have, though, resolved in my mind on an agitation to ensure that Indian prisoners are not lodged with Kaffirs…. I observed with regret that some Indians were happy to sleep in the same room as the Kaffirs…. This is a matter of shame to us. We may entertain no aversion to Kaffirs, but we cannot ignore the fact that there is no common ground between them and us in the daily affairs of life.” — Vol. 9, p. 257

Jan. 23, 1909: “I acquainted the Governor with what had happened and told him there was urgent need for separate lavatories for Indians. I also told him that Indian prisoners should never be lodged with Kaffirs. The Governor immediately issued an order for a lavatory for Indians to be sent on from the Central Gaol. Thus, from the next day the difficulty about lavatories disappeared.” — Vol. 9, p. 270

June 5, 1909: “I received from General Smuts two books on religion, and I inferred from this that it was not under his orders that I had been subjected to hardships, but that it was the result of his negligence and that of others, as also a consequence of the fact that we are equated with the Kaffirs.” — Vol. 9, p. 355

Dec. 2, 1910: “Some Indians do have contacts with Kaffir women. I think such contacts are fraught with grave danger. Indians would do well to avoid them altogether.” — Vol. 10, p. 414

The term “Kaffir” is a pejorative South African term for black people which is equivalent to the ‘n’ word. Use of this term has been a criminal offense in South Africa since 1975. Despite always using it to describe black Africans, Gandhi was fully aware of the offensive nature of the word. This is demonstrated by Gandhi’s comment during a religious conflict in India, when he said: “If ‘Kaffir’ is a term of opprobrium, how much more so is Chandal?” [CWMG, Vol. 28, p. 62] “Chandal” is a racist term for low-caste Hindus.

Up to a couple years ago all I heard was the “good” side of Gandhi.. Good to know though

damn.

Fuck him too

maybe thinking about it maybe POC don’t like fantasy/paranormal.

cause i don’t any of those amazon books written by POC on the bestsellers lists.


… maybe it only matters when it’s written by white people ..maybe we want to only focus on material written by white people and beg for a place in their universe ..for scraps for representation .. . meanwhile we don’t support those POC who make to effort ..


back to race bending and focusing on Eurocentric mythology /fantasy .then

wretchedoftheearth

nitanahkohe:

In December of 2013, the GoodBlankets had called the police to their home after their son Mah-hi-Vist (18) had raised alarm after slipping into an Oppositional Defiant Disorder episode. “We called the police to protect him,” said his mother Melissa. “By the time the police had arrived he had calmed down and was in there with his girlfriend.”

…The [white] officers have claimed that Mah-hi-Vist had threatened officers with a knife and that they were forced to shoot him. The GoodBlankets say that the claims of officers do not reflect what they saw happen from their vantage point in the driveway where they say they could see in to the windows of the home. Custer County Sheriffs had been accompanied by two Oklahoma Highway Patrolmen in the final moments of Mah-hi-Vist’s as he was in the home with his girlfriend. Autopsy reports show that Mah-hi-Vist was shot 7 times, once in the head, and twice by a Taser gun.

…The officers were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to work after a short leave of absence. So when the Oklahoma Sheriff’s association chose Dillon Mach and Chance Avery to be recipients of the Medal of Honor “In recognition of (their) performance above and beyond the call of duty, while disregarding your own personal safety and exhibiting exceptional courage in a life threatening situation,” the parents of Mah-hi-Vist were angered. “It makes me think of the soldiers riding through Denver after Sand Creek,” said Wilbur GoodBlanket, the father of Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket. “It was like they were being recognized for shooting our son.”

Instead of just accepting the claims of officers the family has not let up on their efforts to seek justice for their son and have organized several rallies including one yesterday at the Oklahoma State capitol. “We appreciate any support that people may give and not just from Native people. We welcome support from all people and races,” said Melissa GoodBlanket. For more information on the efforts of the GoodBlanket family you can visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TouchingCloudGoodblanket.

sapphrikah

sapphrikah:

yasgawd:

i pride myself on being very confident while maintaining a certain level of humility.

i cannot stand a pretentious, overly-conceited woman. no matter how beautiful.

I don’t know. Sometimes conceited black women are a beacon of hope because the world STAYS trying to make us feel ugly. I can’t even be mad at them. That’s strength.

Just don’t put others down or whatever.

yep !! there is something about being #conceited negresse cause the want to bring you down /treat you like shit ….

lareinaana

itrhymeswithalayne:

I think what a lot of people need to realise is that most doctors don’t actually give a shit about helping people.

I went to a grammar school for a few years (before I dropped out lmao) and they really encouraged people to go into medicine because it’s seen as a respectable, well-paying profession. Most of the people who wanted to be doctors wanted to do it for the money and the title, not because they were striving to help sick people.

There are some good doctors, there are some helpful doctors, but the majority do it out of obligation, not out of a need to help people, which is pretty fucked up. 

And a lot of people seem to think that doctors are unquestionable sources of information, which is a really dangerous attitude to have. People attack self-diagnosers because they haven’t had years of medical training, which is not only really classist and ableist but also kind of laughable because even with their expensive special ~medical training~ doctors get shit wrong all the time. But it seems people would rather attack sick ignored teens than rich abusive, negligent doctors.

Please stop acting like people have to have a piece of paper from some rich prick to be disabled. And this applies to neurodivergent people as well, I just talked mostly about sickness because my own bad experiences with doctor were regarding my illness.