Because We Own The World
So the Indian students stabbed an Australian with a scew driver, and have started patrolling the streets. Soon they will march up to their seat of government, acquire it, and proclaim Australia an Indian colony. WTBF!
I have been an Indian student in the US, following which i lived a happy few years before returning to India this past week. I never encountered any racist abuse or anything of that sort. As do so many Indians all over the world. The trick is to respect the country where you are living. You need to appreciate the fact that that country is hosting you and live by the local rules and customs.
If you don’t, then you will not be welcome anymore.
About the Indians suffering racist abuse in Australia, i don’t have a lot of sympathy for them.
From news reports, there is nothing to suggest that those attacks were racial in nature to begin with.
Indian immigrants very often live in substandard conditions in an effort to cut down on costs. Most reports i have come across mention the attacks as having occurred late at night in shady neighborhoods, perpetrated by rowdy teenagers/drug addicts. I fail to understand how this classifies as racist.
If violent muggings are a hate crime, then India probably has a million such incidents every night on secluded expressways and narrow by-lanes. India must be the most racist country on that count. If we cant even put our own house in order and live like a united country, what right do we have to go to a foreign country and label any violence as racism?
However I won’t be surprised if the attacks start getting racial now that the Indian students are acting the way they are.
Nothing shouts ‘outsider’ louder than holding rallies wielding sticks and baseball bats, and shouting Bharat Mata Ki Jai on the streets of Sydney. If anything, they need to make more attempts to assimilate into the local society instead of trying to stab anyone who calls them Indian.
How long will we Indians keep hiding behind the mask of racism? Why are we always so quick to bring up the r-word at any trace of injustice? Is it because we know that this is such a safe card to play in a politically correct world?
If we are so sensitive to race, then why are foreigners treated so horridly in India with everybody out to take them for a ride?
Do we think we own the world, and have the right to go settle anywhere and expect to be treated as equals even if we dont adapt to the local ways?
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