Re: 'Untouchables' (was re: anti-Sanskritism and more)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 2, 2003, 23:05|
Quoting Robert Jung <RobertMJung@...>:
> 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
> 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 something.
> [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.
I'm not exactly getting your point; has anyone said anything suggestion he/she
is not against caste-based discrimination?