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  1. #1 According to Black activists, Gandhi was a racist, sexist (and probably, a homophobe) 
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    I always thought of Gandhi as a PR stunt, but, then, I am cynical in the extreme.

    Carleton University Students Want Statue of Gandhi Removed
    https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/0...andhi-removed/

    Every winter, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Carleton University is affectionately adorned with hats and scarves to keep it from getting too cold.

    But this tribute is a lie, say a growing number of critics, who are demanding the university remove the statue of the Indian activist. They say despite his admirable reputation, Gandhi was also a misogynist, a racist towards black Africans and a supporter of the caste system in India.

    “For you to deify Gandhi, some people have to be erased from history. You don’t engage with how his activism as a whole was detrimental to certain segments of society,” says Kenneth Aliu, the president of Carleton’s African Studies Student Association, whose opinion piece in the school’s newspaper ignited the debate across campus.

    “He talked about how the Indian struggle is a continuous struggle against the kaffirs, who want to live out their days in savagery and nakedness. I cannot see myself worshiping this man. Everything I learned about him was a lie.”

    ...The accusations are many: That Gandhi slept naked next to young girls to test his sexual restraint; that he worked to prevent the untouchable caste from being recognized as a distinct political group; that he routinely referred to black Africans using the slur ' kaffir' and demanded Indians in South Africa not be classed alongside natives.
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    They are correct. But it doesn't change the key role in India and Pakistan becoming independent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    I always thought of Gandhi as a PR stunt, but, then, I am cynical in the extreme.
    That is very cynical. I like it!
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    African Studies Student Association has to much time on their hands. The guy is dead, how about doing something constructive and get the AA's to stop killing each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old n Grumpy View Post
    African Studies Student Association has to much time on their hands. The guy is dead, how about doing something constructive and get the AA's to stop killing each other.
    Excellent point. They could be working on the problems of the inner city instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old n Grumpy View Post
    African Studies Student Association has to much time on their hands. The guy is dead, how about doing something constructive and get the AA's to stop killing each other.
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    Excellent point. They could be working on the problems of the inner city instead.
    For all Gandhi's faults, those twerps should STHU until they've accomplished something at least slightly akin to what he did.
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    I'll bet the DUmbasses didn't know there was another side to Gandhi....

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    Dr. King admired and respected Gandhi.

    I don't know that much about the man, to be honest. I never sat through that really long movie about him starring Ben Kingsley.
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    I 've seen this before.

    With Identity Politics, you have the status of Victimhood; each group trying to get and keep the top slot.
    But along with this competition, you have these same groups attacking each other or people and groups who aren't even in the race.
    Most of the time its people attacking the Jews. For the new law of the Left is " THOU SHALL NOT BE A GREATER VICTIM THEN ME . "
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