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Garpal Gumnut

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The second memsab, Mrs Gumnut 2, and I took a trip through India from Mumbai to Hyderbad in the early eighties.

It was the most racist country I have ever visited in all my born days.

I have diplomat contacts in India, a country of cocky caste bloated mini hitlers, and they avow it has not changed much since.

The blacker you are in India the less you earn, the more menial your status and the less chance you have of marrying a person of a lighter hue.

Indians, do not call the kettle black, and slag Australia's good record on welcoming people different from themselves to join our great nation.

If you want to educate your upper and middle classes here, do so, but do not bite us in your caucosoid media for having a crime problem in our cities.

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Probably worth mentioning that even on a per capita basis India has over double the homicide rate of Australia, and most of the furore started during a news vacuum following their national elections.

A someone walks through a park alone at night - regardless of race he's going to be a target.
 
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Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-adverts-ignite-race-row-in-india-863936.html

Skin-whitening adverts ignite race row in India

By Andrew Buncombe in Delhi



The actors are beautiful, the sets are stylish and the message could not be clearer – the woman with the paler skin gets the man.

In recent weeks, Indians have been treated to an eye-catching television advert "mini-series" featuring three of Bollywood's hottest talents in a moody love-triangle. All in the name of skin-whitening cream.

The whitening market in India is worth millions of pounds, with men as well as women routinely buying bleaching lotions in an effort to "improve" their complexion. But the mini-series advert featuring Saif Ali Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Neha Dhupia has reopened a debate about India's obsession with pale skin and triggered an angry reaction from some who think the advert is discriminatory and outdated.

"It is strange. There is such a premium placed on pale skin," said Urvashi Butalia, a historian and director of Kali for Women, India's first feminist publishing house. "I am not sure where it comes from. It may have something to do with India's history of being colonised by various people and that there is a hangover of the idea that Aryan people are superior and Dravidian people – those who were already here – are inferior."

The new advert, being shown in mini-episodes, features Khan, with Dhupia as his girlfriend. But a chance encounter with an old sweetheart, played by Chopra, triggers the prospect of a possible revival of their relationship. For all the stolen glances and glossy production, there is nothing subtle about the advert; Dhupia's skin looks snow white while Chopra appears dusky.

The first instalment of the series of adverts

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Australian police have been depicted as members of the Ku Klux Klan in a cartoon published in India.

In the cartoon, in Tuesday's edition of Delhi's Mail Today newspaper, an Australian officer is seen in a white hood, saying: "We are yet to ascertain the nature of the crime", News Ltd reports.

The provocative image was printed days after the death of Indian student Nitin Garg in a Melbourne park.

Unreal.
 
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Like everything else the Australian Government takes a weak stance.... its about time we (the Government) stuck up for Australia.

and I agree with GG 100%
 

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Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise.

Skin-whitening adverts ignite race row in India

Should have used Wacko Jacko in the ad.

I was told that dead persons can be used by advertisers without having to pay royalties.
 

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Patriotism is much maligned by the unaligned masses seeking a nirvana in Total World Guvment according to their own biases.

India is probably one of the most racist countries I've ever visited.

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Nothing wrong with patriotism, but used as a cloak of righteousness is just downright despicable.

Racism and patriotism are basically mutually exclusive to anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together. Racism in any form, whether reversed or otherwise, is harmful.
 

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It is sad though when some folk equate standing up for your own country and its values with racism.

It seems a rather vulgar response to deeply held noble beliefs.

I still reckon India is more racist than Australia.

It is institutionalised over there, with bully boys using religion and genes as an excuse to limit inter racial mixing.

At least in Australia racism is not institutionalised, and wogs, kiwis and greeks can intermarry with kooris, skippies and poms, and do so in all combinations of the above.

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I get that you're reacting to India branding us as a racist nation, and that KKK cartoon thing is just a joke.

BUT - racism remains bull****, no matter the degree used.

This country has racists. No question, but I defy anyone to name one that doesn't.

So, I don't think labelling another country as racist in reaction to news items or whatever, is a particularly cool thing. But - in this country we still have relatively "free speech".
 
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i dont think your on the money fishbulb

its easy to judge australians as racist because an indian was murdered in a park,

but we dont know how or what the motivation was, and if it was racist, and its certainly not correct that the police, government and populace feels the murder of an indian student needs covering up, nor do any feel the investigation of that murder be treated any less than any of the other murder investigations that have less notoriety


i agree with gg on the fact that the indians themselves are extremely racially biased, towards their countrymen with their class system, and towards their neighbours on all borders.

i also believe the indians treatment of their women and daughters is very much questionable

to brand the whole country as racist because of a murder is going beyond what is rational
 
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i dont think your on the money fishbulb

its easy to judge australians as racist because an indian was murdered in a park,

but we dont know how or what the motivation was, and if it was racist, and its certainly not correct that the police, government and populace feels the murder of an indian student needs covering up, nor do any feel the investigation of that murder be treated any less than any of the other murder investigations that have less notoriety


i agree with gg on the fact that the indians themselves are extremely racially biased, towards their countrymen with their class system, and towards their neighbours on all borders.

i also believe the indians treatment of their women and daughters is very much questionable

to brand the whole country as racist because of a murder is going beyond what is rational


I'm talking about something else entirely. You should re-read in context

Here, you're doing what everyone else does "The water's wet" - well we all know that.
 

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The thread is about racism in India.

My premise is that racism in India is very very bad, in fact worse than in Australia.

Is it?

Lets talk about it instead of just arguing about "wet water".

Are all nations intrinsically racist, and just some more than others?

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Many Asian cultures prefer lighter skin to darker skin, hence they protect their skin when in the sun so they dont accumulate a tan. Is that racist? How could it be when they are all the same race. It is like some men preferring blondes to brunettes for instance, and calling that racist.

In Indian culture, the greatest division in their society is based on caste and that has nothing to do with race.
 
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The thread is about racism in India.

My premise is that racism in India is very very bad, in fact worse than in Australia.

Is it?

Lets talk about it instead of just arguing about "wet water".

Are all nations intrinsically racist, and just some more than others?

gg

GG, I worked in India for some years, we loved reading the papers that was advertising men looking for brides, and woman looking for husbands, they would describe the skin color as wheatish looking, you are correct when you say that India is the most raciest country, I have never been in any other country as bad as they are.
 
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