I don't think I'm being unrealistic. I'm not expecting there to be no racism, I just thought it odd that given the topic of this thread, the woman was attacked for asking if she was going to have a problem. We don't need to hold hands and sing kumbaya, just acknowledge the reality here without being a dick about it. As far as my "idealism" goes, I don't expect my comment would fix the LL, but it would make him explain his position, so she could explain hers. And Indians being racist has nothing at all to do with the the conversation, unless of course the Indian landlords are excluding potential tenants also.JR8 wrote:poodlek wrote: And I think she has a valid concern, given that any LL who says "NO INDIANS" is practicing racism by its very definition, even if their concern is only the cooking style.
Yeah and, Asians are racist.... big shock?
And a person who is discriminated against for their country's cuisine may very well feel like a second-class citizen.
Indians are probably the most racist race on earth. Shock horror.
Try practicing a little empathy, dude.
Landlording is a business, not a charity via which to sing Kumbaya and make global friends
If I were her and a LL asked if me if I was Indian, I would neither confirm nor deny and say "I'm American, what difference does it make?"
Ah idealism vs gritty Sing-Chinese reality...
Edited to add: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9CSnlb-ymA