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'Untouchables' (was re: anti-Sanskritism and more)

From:Robert Jung <robertmjung@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 2, 2003, 21:57
This is a bit off topic, but I thought I should say something...

As I lerned from National Geographic's June 2003 issue, those cast sysstems are
actually what I'd call a form of racism, and I read about the problems tens of
millions of 'Untouchables' in India still face today... This is really wrong,
and I doubt you will dispute that. This doesn't mean I agree with what the
anti-Sanskrit scripture says, but I still think anti-castism is a good thing.
And if you don't agree that people shouldn't treat other people like how most
Untouchables are treated, then, well, I'm speechless with horror.

I follow Aung San Suu Kyi's story, and have learned about Nelson Mandela, and
other rights activists... and read Human Rights Watch reports etc. I know, it's
off-topic; but it still matters even though this isn't the Politics List or

[But when you bring up this anti-Sanskritism, the anti-castism is bound to be
brought up too, :) which is good so people can recognize the problem.]

I hope yall will understand.



Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>