smoulder wrote: ↑
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 2:08 am
wakingmoon wrote: ↑
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 12:01 am
sundaymorningstaple wrote: ↑
Sun, 10 Oct 2021 11:58 pm
Newbies trying to make waves is being respectful. Especially considering you are coming from a country that still uses the caste system I believe I'd try to tone it down a little. Where I come from my elders and parents always told me to the make sure you sweep off your own back porch before talking about others. Have you fixed your own pack porch yet? Or are you running away from the problem and that's why you are here in Singapore?
How did the Indian-caste system come into the discussion? What back-porch are you talking about?
Is that how to argue your points when talking to every Indian when there's nothing left?
What I believe he is saying is that before you go off on a crusade against racism in another country, have you checked the levels of discrimination in your own?
To which I might add that most of the desis overseas become sensitive about racism towards Indians and quite conveniently oblivious to the privilege they themselves grew up with. Just go ahead and observe this - the overwhelming majority of Indians you see overseas in high positions and earning well are upper castes if they are Hindus or were from upper castes before their ancestors converted to Islam or Christianity.
And further, I may add that the racism we (Indian born Indians) face in Singapore is nothing in comparison to what the local Indians have been through.
I think most of us, overseas and in Singapore specifically need to grow a thicker hide, stop complaining about racism and start acknowledging the privilege that brought us here in the first place.
PS - I'm another ceca uncle flipping some crispy prata.
Its best if you dont make assumptions about how I feel or act about social-issues in India. As an Indian, you should be the last person to paint all Indians with the same brush given the amount of diversity that exists.
Also, I dont follow the weird logic by the respected Moderator that first I should go solve problems in India before I raise alarms of racism here? Does that mean USA (Moderator's country) has already nailed all the social-issues?
I humbly urge you to stop playing quid-pro-quo you-scratch-my-back-I-scratch-yours with Moderator for brownie points and not sweep important issues of this generation under the rug.
I am calling a spade a spade, respectfully.
Acceptance is the first step towards recognising social issues in the society.
Be a bigger human, accept the speech was unnecessarily and uncalled for, and move ahead.