Was Mahatma Gandhi a Racist? - Some Africans think that he was.....

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Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most revered figureheads of the 20th Century a Man of Peace and a fighter against prejudice of all kinds

He was brutally gunned down by a Hindu fanatic at IIRC the town of Rama in India on 30 January 1948

Since then his name has been held in high esteem

But it now appears that MG was not exactly free of prejudice himself - esp against Black Africans!:shock:


Ghanaian professors are calling for a statue of Mahatma Gandhi to be removed from their campus because they claim he was racist and considered Indians to be “infinitely superior” to black Africans.

The professors quoted several of Gandhi’s writings in which he referred to black South Africans as “kaffirs” (a highly offensive racist slur) and complained that the South African government wanted to “drag down” Indians to the same level as people he called “half-heathen natives”.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/22/petition-calls-for-gandhi-statue-to-be-removed-from-ghana-university

Understandably African teachers and students are none too happy with this

- and I think they are right BTW

Maybe an Irish University could make use of it on a lawn somewhere?
 


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It is an African Uni so they have every right to tear it down even though Ghandi was greater than a few dodgy views that were of his time, gets a bit more contentious when it is an African in a British Uni, there on a generous grant too, trying to dictate terms to his generous benefactors.
 

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Think they probably have a point, although that professor goes too far when he compares it to Ghana sending the Indians a statue of the man responsible for the Amritsar massacre. Ghandi never killed anyone.

It'd be more like sending a statue of the racist cartoonist Thomas Nast to Ireland, or indeed Africa.
 

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Some black Africans think everyone is racist, except them.

One of my oldest & longest standing friends is mixed race and you should hear what he has to say on the subject. His views would make a Klan Wizard wince.
 

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Well, it has to be remembered that Gandhi supported the Brits in WW1, so obviously he was not a very enlightened person at that time. No doubt he also picked up the British arrogance towards blacks - and towards everyone and every thing else.

But, as he grew older he started to understand that the British "education" that he had received was nothing more than lies and propaganda, and he began the struggle to liberate himself and his people from this matrix of deceit, plunder and mass murder.

I think those black professors who read the scribblings of a young man who's head is filled with British shít should really be celebrating the fact that it's possible to overcome this brainwashing and become a decent human being.

If a statue should be removed from a university campus it is the statue of Victoria Saxa-Coburg Gotha in University College Cork. Ms. Saxa-Coburg Gotha was born a racist parasite and died a racist parasite. No redemption at all, and no effort to become redeemed. While African students can look up to a statue of Ghandi and aspire to enlightenment, students in Cork can only see a statue that represents rotteness, vice, theft and genocide.
 

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Sarojini Naidoo said it cost a Kings ransom to keep Ghandi looking poor.
 

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Sarojini Naidoo said it cost a Kings ransom to keep Ghandi looking poor.
The point wasn't to look poor, it was to wear traditional Indian cloth instead of the British clothes that were flooding India and keeping the Indian people poor.
 

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Well, it has to be remembered that Gandhi supported the Brits in WW1, so obviously he was not a very enlightened person at that time. No doubt he also picked up the British arrogance towards blacks - and towards everyone and every thing else.

But, as he grew older he started to understand that the British "education" that he had received was nothing more than lies and propaganda, and he began the struggle to liberate himself and his people from this matrix of deceit, plunder and mass murder.

I think those black professors who read the scribblings of a young man who's head is filled with British shít should really be celebrating the fact that it's possible to overcome this brainwashing and become a decent human being.

If a statue should be removed from a university campus it is the statue of Victoria Saxa-Coburg Gotha in University College Cork. Ms. Saxa-Coburg Gotha was born a racist parasite and died a racist parasite. No redemption at all, and no effort to become redeemed. While African students can look up to a statue of Ghandi and aspire to enlightenment, students in Cork can only see a statue that represents rotteness, vice, theft and genocide.
In one of the back corridors of Maynooth they have a great BIG statue of good King George III in whose reign the College was founded

- how on earth they got him in there I do not know.....:confused:

But at least they have the sense to leave him there out of harms way.....
 

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In one of the back corridors of Maynooth they have a great BIG statue of good King George III in whose reign the College was founded

- how on earth they got him in there I do not know.....:confused:

But at least they have the sense to leave him there out of harms way.....
King George was a gay icon of his day, you know.
 

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Well, it has to be remembered that Gandhi supported the Brits in WW1, so obviously he was not a very enlightened person at that time. No doubt he also picked up the British arrogance towards blacks - and towards everyone and every thing else.

But, as he grew older he started to understand that the British "education" that he had received was nothing more than lies and propaganda, and he began the struggle to liberate himself and his people from this matrix of deceit, plunder and mass murder.

I think those black professors who read the scribblings of a young man who's head is filled with British shít should really be celebrating the fact that it's possible to overcome this brainwashing and become a decent human being.

If a statue should be removed from a university campus it is the statue of Victoria Saxa-Coburg Gotha in University College Cork. Ms. Saxa-Coburg Gotha was born a racist parasite and died a racist parasite. No redemption at all, and no effort to become redeemed. While African students can look up to a statue of Ghandi and aspire to enlightenment, students in Cork can only see a statue that represents rotteness, vice, theft and genocide.
So the British are responsible for Ghandis opinions now as well as the holocaust & two world wars. Couldn't you just make a list of catastrophes in world history you don't blame the British for - it would save a lot of time :roll:
 

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So the British are responsible for Ghandis opinions now as well as the holocaust two world wars. Couldn't you just make a list of catastrophes of world history that you don't blame the British for - it would save a lot of time :roll:
I wouldn't like to be accused of "anti-semitism."
 

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Well, it has to be remembered that Gandhi supported the Brits in WW1, so obviously he was not a very enlightened person at that time. No doubt he also picked up the British arrogance towards blacks - and towards everyone and every thing else.

But, as he grew older he started to understand that the British "education" that he had received was nothing more than lies and propaganda, and he began the struggle to liberate himself and his people from this matrix of deceit, plunder and mass murder.

I think those black professors who read the scribblings of a young man who's head is filled with British shít should really be celebrating the fact that it's possible to overcome this brainwashing and become a decent human being.

If a statue should be removed from a university campus it is the statue of Victoria Saxa-Coburg Gotha in University College Cork. Ms. Saxa-Coburg Gotha was born a racist parasite and died a racist parasite. No redemption at all, and no effort to become redeemed. While African students can look up to a statue of Ghandi and aspire to enlightenment, students in Cork can only see a statue that represents rotteness, vice, theft and genocide.
Very well made point.

If you visited the British African colonies and saw how many black faces worked for them against their own people you would not leave with a good impression of them either.
 

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What evidence do the people of Ghana have to claim they are not inferior to Indians?

Personally I don't see race as been an insurmountable barrier to intellect or success but it's clear the cultures of some territories and nations was far, far less successfully in expanding their cultural and societal reach than other cultures.
 

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I wouldn't like to be accused of "anti-semitism."
Interesting you mention anti semitism while furiously berating Ghandi for supposed notions of racial superiority when you have recently been ranting about 'Jews being the natural enemy of the Aryan' and trying to 'out breed' Europeans.

Pots and kettles etc.
 

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most people were racist back then. relative to white people, black and asian people today are massive racists.
 

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The point wasn't to look poor, it was to wear traditional Indian cloth instead of the British clothes that were flooding India and keeping the Indian people poor.
The point she was making had to do with always having a 3rd class carriage available at all times, not his threads.
 

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What evidence do the people of Ghana have to claim they are not inferior to Indians?

Personally I don't see race as been an insurmountable barrier to intellect or success but it's clear the cultures of some territories and nations was far, far less successfully in expanding their cultural and societal reach than other cultures.
There is Ghana's Space Exploration Program for a start.

 


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