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Open Letter to Peter Davies demanding that he make a stand against the recent infiltration of the English Democrats by former leading members of the Fascist British National Party or resign from his party.
The letter has been initiated by the newly-formed Doncaster United Against Racism and Fascism. A coalition of various groups in the community it is committed to fighting Racism and Fascism in all of its forms and standing for tolerance and diversity in our town.
Rex Bellotti Junior, at the age of 15, was the victim of a disgusting injustice, committed by Albany officers of the Western Australian Police. It is amazing that he survived being run over by a WA Police 4WD, although he is now crippled for life. Rex Jr. nearly bled to death at the scene, due to a severed femoral artery, tissue was visibly ripped from his leg, and during the thirteen hour trip to provide him with the life saving surgery he so desperately needed, he had to be resuscitated twelve times and he will probably lose his leg.
That in itself is horrific enough, but what makes the Bellotti case all the more alarming is that despite the fact that four WA Police vehicles were on the scene within 90 seconds and there were at least twenty people who witnessed the crash or saw the aftermath, not one witness was interviewed until over a month later (once the media became involved). Out of all those officers present, not one can say what direction they arrived from, there are contradictions between WAPOL records of what time the 'incident' occurred, Rex Jr's location on the road, and not one of those four 2009 model police vehicles were fitted with CCTV or GPS despite that being standard WAPOL issue. The full horrid complexities of this case are appalling.
There has never been a genuine investigation, no compensation has been awarded to Rex Jr., and no criminal charges have been brought against those WA police officers driving the vehicle which hit Rex Jr. or those who have lied in legally binding documents.
The English Defence League – an organisation of racist and fascist thugs – has planned a march through multiracial, multicultural Tower Hamlets, east London on Saturday 3 September.
In response, Unite Against Fascism and local umbrella group United East End have called a national demonstration against the EDL in Tower Hamlets on that date, to show our unity and the greatest possible opposition to the racists and fascists.
We urge all antiracists and antifascists to sign the petition below and to join us in Tower Hamlets on Saturday 3 September.
More details of the UAF/UEE event – including transport from around the country and leaflets for download – can be found on the UAF website
The BBC has been criticised for airing David Starkey's views about the impact of certain negative aspects of Jamaican culture on British Society.
Multiculturalism must be robustly and maturely criticised if it is to continue to evolve as a social model. The BBC supports Multicultural Britain by continuing to providing a forum for this robust criticism and for any ensuing debate that may arise from it.
David Starkey and the BBC should be made to give a public apology for the unacceptable comments made on the BBC's Newsnight.
Unacceptable comments made:
''The whites have become black''
"This language which is wholly false, which is this Jamaican patois that’s been intruded in England, and this is why so many of us have this sense of literally a foreign country."
"Listen to David Lammy, an archetypical successful black man, if you turned the screen off so you were listening to him on radio you’d think he was white."
Please be assured that this petition has already been submitted to Ofcom and I am awaiting a response.
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500 Years Later for 4 years has been stuck with SABC in the negotiation process. They are trying to ignore this powerful multi-award winning documentary which deals with the legacy of slavery and oppression in Africa and the Diaspora. Even if you don't live in Africa be part of Pan-African change by demanding our Motherland is representative of the majority interest.
South Africa a highly racialized society which is plagued with the legacy of apartheid, which was an assault on the human dignity of African people. That trauma is identical to that suffered by the African Diaspora. Despite South Africa's claims at creating a new South Africa for all, the media remains largely distant from content that empowers the African majority. It white wash issues of race and self-determination leaving the people with deep internalize feelings of self-hatred and self-ignorance.
The sequel to 500 Years Later is Motherland which deals with the most concise story of Africa. Despite even having in the South African president all attempts to license this film to the national broadcaster are ignored.
I have learnt about prejudice before and I think that it is completely wrong. I am very hurt when people are prejudiced against me. I am very shocked to discover that only certain types of prejudice such as racism and sexism are illegal.
It is now time that everyone understood and recognised that there is good and bad in everything and that there is a difference between what people CAN do and what they WILL do. I am always very nervous of prejudice and no one deserves to be afraid of being harassed because of who or what they are. I know some people who are prejudiced against pit bull type dogs because they have had bad previous experiences with them. Even this I cannot understand. They should be better educated to know that there is good and bad in everything.
I have heard of others who have bad experiences with Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, and still hold nothing against them. Any dog of any breed can be trained to be nice, whatever their nature or original purpose. I once knew a border collie who wouldn't have known a sheep from a cow because she had never been trained to herd animals. Every day, I fear prejudice and I get even more strongly against it. I cannot understand nor tolerate ANY prejudice whatsoever. Children and young people should be better educated so that they grow up tolerating all religions, races, nationalities and types of people, as well as dog breeds. A better way of dealing with dog attacks on children would be to make socialization classes mandatory for all dog owners. This would also create more jobs as not everyone would be able to afford these classes so the government would have to set up their own classes and pay the people who own the places and those who run the classes. This would not be that hard to enforce because if enough signs and posters were placed regarding the importance of dog socialization the general public would report those who did not take their dogs.
Another idea would be to make it mandatory that children in primary schools are taught how to approach dogs properly. They should always ask the owner before touching a strange dog/s, and even if they let them stroke their dog/s, they should always put their hand out for the dog to sniff first. Never stare into a dog's eyes as this is a sign of aggression. Some dogs do not like to be petted on the head so unless you know the animal well you should never touch its head as it can appear to be frightening to the dog. If a dog chases you or growls at you, you should not run or scream because then he'll be more likely to chase you. The best thing to do is to just ignore him and, if possible, crouch down to show that you are not a threat.
Back onto the topic, how would YOU like it if people were hateful against your religion? Whoever said "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" was talking out of his or her armpit. Words can and do hurt people. Black people do get offended when they are called "n*****" and foreigners do get offended when they are called "p****". Despite rumours and myths, most prisoners are not gypsies or travellers. Some of them are bad, some of them are good. Some of them steal, some don't. Some drop litter, some don't. No one should be judged by anything other than their own personal character.
Prejudice can be stopped, or at least reduced, by education!
Social Cohesion helps bring people from different walks of like together.
Without it, there is anarchy and unrest and over the last 10 years there have been many violent rioting eg. Bradford Riots.
By showing there is Cohesion in school, we can tackle it in society.
Over the coarse of the last six years, I have been the victim of entirely unprovoked displays of abuse (viz. so-called Internet Relay Chat Channel Host Mask Ban List Additions) as well as highly aloof, unsocial and rude behaviour (viz. name calling wrt. to me being African-American).
Taking into account the upcoming presidential elections on #idlers_anonymous, I seek this opportunity for restructuring the administrative hierarchy; the details of which are as follows in the petition body.
To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:
The petition of the undersigned shows:
that Senator Gary Humphries engaged in acts contrary to the Commonwealth of Australia laws relating to the Racial Discrimination Act (1975) and its 1995 amendment the Racial Hatred Act by tabling a petition in the Senate calling for a moratorium on Muslims migrating to Australia and seeking a review of immigration policy to be undertaken to ensure priority is given to Christians.
Racism is not only found in racial discrimination, but also in the denial of proper education to minorities. The "low-income" schools are very poor and have little funding to help support students in attaining a good education. In raising the funding, the schools can build better facilities, hire more teachers, and provide for a better learning experience of minority students.
This petition is intended to show school boards of various school districts that providing funding to "low-income" schools is extremely important and supported by the public.
Over 62 million human beings in the last 100 years have paid a price for being racially different, tortured, subjugated and/or killed. I'm a High school student in
Maryland, the guy that I am currently seeing is african american. Kids in the schools start to make racial comments not to mention it spreads to the internet where I have received "Hate comments" on facebook.
Being from the south my family isn't so supportive. My mom and sister support me the most because being partners with other races is indeed encouraged in the bible. I have been dissowned by my grandfather , my father is incredibly angry with me and my uncle has turned against me. This just happened to me, one person in the world, imagine when a million and more people do the same. Not only is it a struggle for the ones who love someone of a different race but its hard for the people that are a different color.
We were all created in one world, we are exactly the same just our skin is colored different, does that change who we are or how we act? This scars every aspect of economic, cultural and political life. Help make the world one big home.
Malaysia, Truly Asia - a cultural melting pot where people of different races all live in perfect harmony.
Or so go the tourist ads, issued by the very same government who ingrains racist policy in the very laws of this country, and openly condones racist attitudes. In a multi-ethnic, "highly developed" (HDI 2007) country, it should be political suicide to have a special system of privileges for Malays. However, this is reality in Malaysia, where it is the responsibility of the king to ‘safeguard the special position of the Malays’.
Consider Article 153 of the Malaysian Constitution:
2. – Grants ethnic Malays preferential access to scholarships, exhibitions and similar educational/training prvilleges
6. – Allows an ethnic quota on business permits/licenses for ethnic Malays
8.(c)1.(8A) – Gives the Yang di-Pertuan Agong the right to reserve places for ethnic Malays in universities/other educational institutions after the completion of the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM).
News articles which confirm inequality in Malaysia:
“When you set up a company in Malaysia, Bumiputras must own 30%. When a Malaysian company goes public, 30% of the shares must go to Bumiputras--at a discount. Can't find a partner? The International Trade & Industry Ministry will give you a list of "approved Bumiputras" to whom you must sell--or give--a stake.”
(Business Week, 29/07/2002)
Halting aid to Malays courts chaos: Dr M. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/57983
In addition to this, racist attitudes are openly condoned.
Delay allocation to Chinese only to make them repent:
“Vote BN for ‘easy living’”.
Clearly, some of us have had enough:
Facing Malaysia's racial issues
It is detrimental to the economic development of Malaysia, and even international sources agree:
Malaysia is a virtual One Party State: http://www.indianmalaysian.com/sound/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=745
Malaysia keeps tiger caged: http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=5&art_id=56728&sid=16259794&con_type=1&d_str=20071113&fc=8
The current state of affairs encourages division in what would otherwise be a far more harmonious society. We hope only for a society that offers fairness to all regardless of ethnicity, whether one is Malay, Chinese, Indian or of the various other races that reside in Malaysia.
Please sign this petition.
44. Stop the EDL!!
The edl are a fascist group which demonise and manipulate the british people into believing their views. The British people live in a democratic country with equal rights and the EDL (English Defence League) are twisting this and changing the way we think.
They have had a number of marches against islam but they say its against extremist islam which in actual is not what they are against they are against islam as a whole. They are making the British people believe that muslims are trying to take over the uk and radicalise it, this is a lie! just yesterday the EDL had a march through stoke on trent which was against extremist islam but the aftermath to this was far from anything they made us beleave this is what they set out to do.
As you can see from the following link shown below that many british officers were injured aswell as many passerbys all in the name of the EDL's ''peacfully protesting against radical islam'' as is stated on there webpage slogan!
so where is the peace with this group? oh and i forgot to mention the group was founded by football hooligans! Why would a person want to put the faith of the UK in the hands of hooligans?!
BUILD THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT TO WIN EQUALITY,
DIGNITY, RESPECT AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR ALL.
Britain’s black, Asian, Muslim, ethnic minority and immigrant communities are a permanent, growing and dynamic force in the life of this nation. Our vital contribution to this society and our struggles for justice, equality and dignity are shaping the new Britain, our Britain - a nation that can only thrive and progress as an integrated, multiracial and multicultural society that is united on the basis of equality and respect.
The Government’s Equality Bill, which is now before Parliament, is a long overdue response to the growing power and certain permanence of our communities. Passage of the Equality Bill will provide us with an important new weapon in our fight to make Britain a society where equality is a reality for everyone who lives, works or studies here, whatever our race, culture, religion, national origin etc.
The Equality Bill will put into law the most far-reaching anti-discrimination measures of any British equality legislation so far. It is an essential measure to overcome long-standing institutional and individual racism, sexism and anti-gay bigotry. The Bill will give our communities the power to make employers and public bodies open up the doors of opportunity through the implementation of Positive Action policies. For the first time Employment Tribunals will be given the power to find that employers are discriminating against a whole class of people and to shape a remedy to end that institutional and systematic discrimination.
Our ability to speak the plain truth about racism and to stop the alarming rise of physical attacks against individuals and the Mosques will be strengthened simply by the passage of the Equality Bill. Enactment of the Bill would constitute a strong rejection of the racist right wing’s attempts, in anticipation of the upcoming elections, to increase sentiment for the defence of white English privilege, to discourage Muslim and other ethnic minority and immigrant community participation in the political process, and to move the whole political discourse on race, ethnicity, immigration and foreign policy to the right.
It is essential that the Equality Bill is passed before the forthcoming General Election and that the passage of the Bill is accompanied by a high profile campaign to popularise its provisions and potential. Such a campaign is vital to preparing the ground for implementation of the Equality Bill and ensuring that is enforced in practice. The stronger that campaign is and the sooner the Bill is passed, the quicker the racist and fascist organisations that aim at getting the Conservative Party to adopt an openly racist and nationalist platform will get the message that they are isolated and weak.
There has been a Black presence in Britain since Roman times. Seventeenth Century London was home to more than 10,000 Black residents. However it was the 492 Caribbean men and women and those that followed from other parts of the Commonwealth such as Africa, India and Pakistan that played such a significant role in creating modern Britain. However, it has to be recognised that the seeds of modern migration started with 10,000 Caribbean service men and women who volunteered during World War II.
One of the key contributions of the Windrush Generation is making Britain more open and reflective based on the shared acknowledgment of social injustice and the values of hard work, tolerance and respect. The long history and campaigns for racial equality from the 1950s to the 1970s was the British equivalent of the American civil rights movement. Race relations and subsequent human rights legislation on gender, disability, age, religion and belief, and sexual orientation have made Britain more humane and socially aware.
This was reinforced by cultural dialogue on musical taste, food, life style and fashion, and the relationships by which Black, White, Asian and other communities created the multicultural nature, ethos and lifestyle which are now an accepted part of mainstream thinking and society.
This generation of people born between 1910-1930 will have passed away which means that the next Windrush celebrations in 2018 will be an empty and hollow affair. We will regret this as a nation for not taking individual and collective responsibility in systematically documenting their history as part of a legacy for the young people of all races and nationality regarding our contribution to Britain and beyond.
For years White America has been discriminated against by organizations such as the NAACP. We as Whites have been told to believe that it is "politically incorrect" to show any form of White Pride, while Black America received the entire month of February to celebrate their pride and heritage.
On the television there is an entire channel dedicate to Blacks known as "Black Entertainment Television (BET)". If you go to any conveinent store you can find magazines such as "Blackmen", "The Black Womans Guide To Healthy Living", etc.. Lets not forget the "Miss Black America Pagant". Black women can enter into the "Miss America Pagant" but a White woman would never be allowed to enter into the "Miss Black America Pagant", nor is there a pagant set up just for White women! In this country there are numerous colleges that will only hand out scholarships to Blacks! All of these issues are highly offensive to White people!
This discrimination has gone on far enough! Whites are discriminated against everyday by this! We are asking the President of the United States of America to help put an end to this unnecessary segregation!
Violent and unprovoked attacks on Indian students are on the rise in Sydney and Melbourne. There have been at least 20 bashings of Indian students in Sydney in the past month, but most went unreported out of fear. There are estimated over 100 attacks on Indian students in the last 12 months, numerous robbings and random bashings on Indian students at night and in daylight, on trains and near their homes, often in western Sydney.
"There's a name for [the racist attacks]: 'curry bashing' ... [as in] 'lets go curry bashing'..."
Silvio Berlusconi today (11th May 2009) announced that he and his government do not want a multi ethnic Italy. We disagree.
MTV recently aired an episode called "True Life: I'm a Nuyorican" which featured the stories of three young people living with this cultural identity.
All three individuals chosen reinforced negative and socially damaging stereotypes to this culture as well as other Latino communities.
There was no balance or wholly accurate representation of the Nuyorican community, a term which is derived from the Literary and Artistic Movement begun in the 1970's and continued to present day.
The documentary was discriminatory, negative, myopic and detrimental to the perception of this community.
Currently there are proposals to change GlosREC (Race Equality Council for Gloucestershire) into Human Rights and Equality organisation covering all diversity strands (race, gender and disability).
This year (2008) GlosREC received no funding to do casework. Instead the funding was given to the Gloucester Law Centre to do discrimination law casework to cover race, gender and disability.
We disagree with this and are asking for your support in our claim for funding to continue to do casework, which we have been doing since 1980.
Further information about glosREC is available at www.glosrec.org.uk or by phoning GlosREC on 01452 301290 or by emailing on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many towns in the United States are strongly segregated by race and economic background, especially in Michigan, Arizona, New York, and more.
Many times two towns next to each other are very diverse in ethnicity, race, and economic background. Our American youth are not being prepared for the globalized world that is already at their fingertips.
The current statute of limitations on Civil Rights are discriminatory, they favor the employer and the corporations and deny the victim of racial discrimination the opportunity to seek justice and fairness.
IN most all cases of racial discrimination investigated by the EEOC the investigation is a long drawn out process where the wheel of justice and due process is delayed by the defendant/Employer and their legal council. The employer’s legal councils will deliberately delay the process to allow for statute of limitations to run out. This denies the victims their rights to file criminals complaints against witnesses who commit the crimes of perjury, fraud, obstruction of justice and so on.
In almost all cases the due process and wheel of justice is purposely slowed down by the employer’s legal council that allows the statute of limitations to run out that deny the victim the opportunity to file criminal complaint.
Corporations and employers benefit from short 3 and 5 years statute of limitations and it places the victim of racial discrimination at a great disadvantage. There is absolutely no benefit to the victim by having a 3 and 5 year statute of limitations. Congress and the Senate have willfully placed these short statute of limitations to favor the corporations and employers and place minorities at great disadvantage. This is a willful racial discrimination by the Congress and the Senate.
There is not a single benefit for the minorities. They claim these short statute of limitations will require the victims to bring their charges before the case gets too old but in reality it is a scam Congress and the Senate has pulled on minorities because it really places victims of discrimination at a disadvantage and allows corporations and employers to get away committing crimes of perjury, fraud, and obstruction of justice.
There should be no limit on racial discrimination victims and absolutely no statute of limitations on civil rights violations.
Please support this petition and urge your elected representatives to remove all statute of limitations on civil rights violations.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, our government and schools are organising a national discussion on what it means to be British. This discussion is aimed at determining whether we, an increasingly multi-racial and multi-cultural society, can unite on the basis of a common identity, a common vision of who we are and what political principles bind us together.
The views of prominent politicians, religious leaders and professors will be featured in the media and in mandatory school classes on community- cohesion/citizenship. But at the end of the day, what will matter most are the aspirations, beliefs and actions of the youth - the future of Britain.
Our sights are set on the future and not on the past. We alone possess the will, energy and optimism to strive to turn this nation, which is our home, into a place that our families, our communities and our neighbours will be proud to declare is their Britain, our Britain.
The youth of the Asian, black, African, Caribbean, Muslim, immigrant and other historically discriminated against communities must play a leading role in defining what it means to be British.
Our success in turning equality, freedom, justice, community, fairness, dignity and mutual respect from ideals into reality will determine whether we move forward together as one nation providing hope and prosperity to all or fracture into a deeply divided, pessimistic society at war with itself.
At Brunswick Sr. High School in Lawrenceville, Va racial discrimination is a cataclysm.
Being that the school is predominantly black and only about 18% white, of course there will be racial issues. However, I for one have experienced it myself when i first came here. Blacks on my bus and in the school were harassing me even though i had not done or said anything to them. They would throw things at me, tell me where i could and could not sit, threatin to beat me up, and much much more.
I personally have gone to the principal, Mr. Whiting, as have my father and step mom many different times and he has not done anything about the issue and presumably just as mainstream, formidable, disconcerting, and indifferent.
This happens on a daily basis, not only to me, but to most other white people as well, and nothing is being done to stop it. We NEED Your HELP to STOP ALL Racism in this school before someone gets hurt even worse.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -- Martin Luther King, Jr
Kapali Giridhar Swamy, 27, was killed November 18, 2007. He was punched in the face by Christopher Brett Pennington and he died within moments in the middle of a Cullman County, Alabama street. The irony lies in the fact that Kapali was going out of his way for Pennington and giving him a ride home that night. Sadly, his act of kindness led to his tragic and untimely death.
The details of the events leading to the crime are as follows. Three individuals (all names have been released to the public) Kapali Swamy, Gina Flippo Mason (formerly Gina Gonzalez), and Christopher Brett Pennington were driving to Pennington's residence shortly after 6am on 11/18; Kapali was kindly giving Pennington a ride home from a night out in Birmingham. Apparently, during the drive and after stopping the car, Kapali and Gina became involved in a heated verbal argument. Once they exited the car the argument continued, at which time Pennington approached Kapali. Words were exchanged, and then a verbal confrontation was escalated to a physical one when Pennington threw the first and only punches. Pennington punched Kapali -- apparently twice. Kapali instantly fell to the ground and was found to be pulseless and without any signs of life when emergency medical personnel arrived. Pennington's right fist was bruised, but his body was without any other signs of an altercation. Gina Mason and a third party witness both assert that Kapali did not touch either Pennington or Gina.
The key evidence supporting the crime is as follows:
1) The alleged perpetrator fully confessed to punching Kapali in his statement to police.
2) Witnesses confirmed that Kapali did not initiate any physical conflict.
3) The autopsy confirmed the cause of Kapali's death as massive brain hemorrhage and brainstem herniation, the direct result of "homicide."
Despite the concrete, compelling evidence that a crime was committed, a Cullman, Alabama grand jury, in January of 2008, inexplicably decided -- in a closed hearing -- not to indict Pennington on any charge which included involuntary manslaughter (a felony) and criminally negligent homicide (a misdemeanor). Basically the Grand Jury decided there was no need for a trial since in their eyes no crime was committed. Therefore Brett will not stand trial for his actions and thus walks away without any legal consequence.
Kapali being an outsider may have played a part in the handling of the case by the media. To illustrate this point, we can note that the local newspaper -- The Cullman Times -- printed a series of completely unsubstantiated stories in which they described Kapali as threatening and even pushing down both Gina Mason and Brett Pennington. In one of the severely flawed iterations of their story, they even went so far as to quote the principle investigator of the case as saying that Kapali punched Brett Pennington to the ground. Yet despite this newspaper continually misrepresenting the case and assailing Kapali's good name, they refused to print any corrections; the local media continued to insinuate that the whole event had amounted to a case of self-defense on the part of Brett Pennington, even though the perpetrator did not have a single mark on his body except the bruised fist he used to kill Kapali, and two independent witnesses insist that Kapali did not touch Pennington. Everyone who knew Kapali has mentioned over and over again that Kapali was a gentle soul, a true gentleman, and would never hurt anyone, he was not a fighter.
Even at face value one can appreciate the travesty that has transpired here, with a young man robbed of life and his assailant set free.
But those who know Kapali recognize the full depth of this loss and subsequent injustice. He managed to touch the lives of so many individuals and made a tremendous impact on everyone he met along the way by sharing his incredible passion for life!
There are racist rednecks amongst us, and their voice is often much louder than those of us who enjoy living in a multicultural society.
Individuals have the right to choose their religion. God Himself does not impose his values on us or force us to follow him, so therefore why should racist Australians force their world view on those who chose to believe the (ironic and often unsung) second verse of the National Anthem that says, "For those who come across the seas we've boundless plains to share"?
This petition attempts to give a voice to those who wish all Australians, old or new, whatever their religion or nationality, joy, peace and happiness.
The decision by the Australian Government to cut the African refugee intake, and the comments by Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews about Sudanese refugees, have alarmed many Australians.
It seems that in the lead up to the federal election, the government is playing the dirty game of racial politics once again.
The Australian African Network Inc wants to rally support from all Australians to say NO to racial politics.
Emily Parr was removed from the Big Brother 8 house for using racially offensive language. Since then the few fans she collected in the week she was in for have tried to excuse away her behavior and to get her back into the house by any means knowing that it would validate all the excuses that have been trotted out.
She should not be allowed back on the show and should not be allowed to feel all the pathetic excuses she has used to mitigate what she did have been believed at all.
The United Nations recently chose October 2nd as an "International Day of Non-
This date is the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi, and was chosen in honor of the
man most consider an icon of nonviolence.
Gandhi was once asked by a reporter to give a message to the people. Gandhi
replied, "My life is my message." That's an ominous statement to those aware
of Gandhi's less-popularized beliefs. For the past sixty years, India has used the
mythical image of Gandhi as a pacifist hero as a vehicle to promote its agenda.
The reality is that Gandhi was a first-class racist committed to cloaking
deception and violence in pacifist terminology. It is appalling that the UN, which
was formed in part to facilitate international social progress and human rights, is
so blatantly promoting this man.
Gandhi's writing, compiled in an uncensored series of volumes by the
Government of India, is liberally sprinkled with verbal violence against the black
South African natives, who he termed "Kaffirs." His animosity towards black
people is almost tangible and his racism is undeniable. A brief but shocking
example illustrates Gandhi's racism.
He lived in South Africa prior to Apartheid, but at a time when the nation still
suffered segregation. In the city of Durban, there was a post office with two
doors - one for blacks and Indians and another for whites. Gandhi, of course,
was required to use the door for blacks and Indians. This deeply offended him,
not because of the segregation, but because he was "forced" to share a door
with blacks, which he felt was beneath him. Gandhi successfully lobbied to
correct this "problem" by building a third entrance for Indians, thus further
entrenching the South African policy of segregation.
In his Collected Works (CWMG), Vol. I, pp. 367-368, Gandhi wrote: "For the
present our efforts are concentrated towards preventing and getting repealed
fresh legislation. Before referring to that, I may further illustrate the proposition
that the Indian is put on the same level with the native in many other ways
also. Lavatories are marked 'natives and Asiatics' at the railway stations. In the
Durban Post and telegraph offices there were separate entrances for natives and
Asiatics and Europeans. We felt the indignity too much and many respectable
Indians were insulted and called all sorts of names by the clerks at the counter.
We petitioned the authorities to do away with the invidious distinction and
they have now provided three separate entrances for natives, Asiatics, and
When it came to pacifism, the quality for which Gandhi is most admired, he was
no better. Shortly before his assassination, as documented in his "Last Phase,"
Vol. II, p. 326, he said, "If we [India] had the atom bomb, we would have used
it against the British."
At the turn of the 20th century, during the Second Boer War, Gandhi
volunteered to raise an Indian stretcher-bearer corps for the British Army.
Considering Gandhi's fervent racism, it's no surprise he wished to help suppress
the blacks of Africa. During the war, the British were responsible for the deaths
of approximately 20,000 black Africans, many of whom starved to death in
British concentration camps while Gandhi's stretcher-bearers assisted British
troops. Gandhi unwittingly accused himself of culpability for these deaths when
he wrote in his autobiography: "He who volunteers to serve a band of dacoits
(robbers), by working as their carrier, or their watchman while they are about
their business, or their nurse when they are wounded, is as much guilty of
dacoity as the dacoits themselves. In the same way those who confine
themselves to attending to the wounded cannot be absolved from the guilt of
Gandhi's pacifism was eagerly abandoned whenever expedient. Although he
once said there were "no causes that I am prepared to kill for," in 1920 he
wrote, "When my eldest son asked me what he should have done, had he been
present when I was almost fatally assaulted in 1908, whether he should have
run away and seen me killed or whether he should have used his physical force
which he could and wanted to use, and defended me, I told him that it was his
duty to defend me even by using violence." (CWMG, Vol. XXI, p. 133)
Nonviolence was hardly useful in preventing Gandhi's death, so of course others
more capable of violence than himself were justified in defending him, his
unwillingness to "kill for [any cause]"be damned!
It is impossible to fully document Gandhi's abundant problems and hypocrisy in
such a short letter. Let us simply say that he never remotely epitomized
humanitarianism, social justice, or superior morality. According to G.D. Birla’s
"In The Shadow of the Mahatma," Gandhi told the British during WWII that
"Hitler is not a bad man." Should a man with such a warped moral compass be
distinguished as a symbol of nonviolence?
The Gandhian state of India is one of the most violent nations in the world
today, having overseen the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Christians,
Muslims, and Sikhs over the past 20 years. The myth of Gandhi is merely
packaged propaganda developed to benefit those in India who seek to hide their
violence by wearing his mantle of faux nonviolence.
In an age when circumstances force us to wage war against ideologies, the
world cannot afford to assist or even allow the continued propagation of the
Gandhi ideology. If we are not careful we might one day be forced to engage